NYT Crossword Special June 2020 Great Outdoors Month Complete

This puzzle had too many of the same clues/answers from July’s special puzzle. I say that because I did them in this order. In reality, July’s is the one I should have a problem with. This puzzle made me kinda sad because I miss being able to go to places. COVID is really bringing meContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special June 2020 Great Outdoors Month Complete”

NYT Crossword Special May 2020 Free Comic Book Day Complete

Since I do the Saturday NYT puzzle with friends, today’s puzzles are special ones. May’s puzzle wasn’t as fun as the July puzzle I posted yesterday. I don’t really have much to say about this one. The special June one later today should be a substantially better post than this one is.

NYT Crossword Special July 2020 National Drive-Thru Day Complete

Since there’s no Wall Street Journal Friday puzzle, I did the New York Times July 2020 special puzzle: National Drive-Thru Day. It was pretty easy and kinda fun. The fun part probably was that there was no mention of Will Shortz, so go Fred Piscop! The clue for 39A “Get a _ _ _!” (callContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special July 2020 National Drive-Thru Day Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-23-20 Complete

Yet another puzzle that took me longer than half an hour that I pushed through to completion. This was an annoying one, but I felt I’d be even more annoyed if I didn’t power through. I’ve certainly felt more excited by figuring out the trick to the puzzle than I was with this. This single-for-doubleContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-23-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-23 Complete

Usually I cut off the puzzle at half an hour because I can’t spend forever on this stuff, but every time I was about to call it, I thought of one more thing that opened up answers to whole sections. I made guesses in some areas, too, and that helped me out. The theme ofContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-23 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-22-20 Complete

Longest puzzle of the week so far, but I finished! Total time was 20:37, partially because I couldn’t figure out what B+ was. Every answer I thought of (NOTGOODENOUGH, JUSTMISSED, NEVERGETTINGINTOCOLLEGE) didn’t fit. Which brings up a weird dream I had last night that I was taking Spanish class in college and aced the firstContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-22-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-22-20 Complete

I wish that at at the start of every Wall Street Journal crossword that I wouldn’t have to change the settings to skip the filled-in squares. It’s not even like I’m not logged in. I am logged in. Why won’t it save the settings? OK now for today’s puzzle. The theme became obvious early, soContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-22-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-21-20 Complete

This Tuesday Wall Street Journal crossword was annoying. Like a dull pain. One that lasted for 13:23. I didn’t like that an answer in the crossword puzzle was CROSSWORDPUZZLE. It’s not meta. Just a bummer. But I learned something new today: Erin go Bragh. I hadn’t heard that phrase before. Exactly a year ago IContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-21-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-21-20 Complete

For the third day in a row, we’ve got Will “Drop” Shortz editing this puzzle. I don’t need to explain further than what’s highlighted in the image for this post. I think it’s weird to have a 2020 puzzle more than halfway through the year. Why not earlier? We all know that Will Shortz isContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-21-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-20-20 Complete

Manic Monday to the max! NYT Crossword 6:26, but WSJ Crossword in just 5:57. That’s way faster than my earlier normal of a little more than 9 minutes for a Wall Street Journal Monday. Did it take telling my finacee that I was on a roll and would be with her shortly? The better questionContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-20-20 Complete”