WSJ Crossword 3-23-20 (8-1-20) Complete

Here’s the second of the two puzzles from today–another from the WSJ archive. This one is older by a week, so nobody was wearing a mask.

A simpler time.

This puzzle is Treasure Hunt, which I finished in a semi-distracted 8:11. The theme was from 55A Cracker Jack extra, and what the answers with circles have PRIZEINSIDE. Sidenote: My dad proposed with a ring inside a Cracker Jack box. They had better toys in those days. Now it’s just that paper with a sticker or something. I like Cracker Jack as much as the next guy, but I’ve been eating air-popped popcorn to keep me from gaining all the pounds while the gyms are closed and the bicycle tires haven’t yet arrived.
18A Finely chopped ingredient in some pasta sauces: DIC(EDGAR)LIC. I had been thinking it was DICEDMANGO, but nope. Also I had never heard of the Edgar Awards. They were a mystery to me until today http://www.theedgars.com/
24A Admission of fear: IMS(OSCAR)ED

Obviously I think of this in relation to that clue

35A Classic German racing car: PORSCH(ESPY)DER. Doesn’t really matter which Porsche it is, it’s guaranteed to be ugly. My dad and I went to the LA Auto Show almost a decade ago. Porsche had a 911 convertible on display, and we watched as a toddler was raised out of the back by his father, but the rear seat had such little legroom that the kid lost his shoe.
48A Crocheting need: COT(TONY)ARN. Apparently it’s extremely difficult to find any in dark gray. If anyone has advice about where to secure dark gray cotton yarn for crocheting, please let me know.

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Published by raabidfun

I'm a guy living the #raabidfun lifestyle. I figured I would create a blog about crossword puzzles I do. The idea is to do the NYT crossword and the WSJ crossword daily as much as I can. That includes when I don't finish and have clearly failed. They can be difficult.

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