NYT Crossword 8-5-20 Complete

Holy smokes! I wanted to get the crossword post out before I watch Twin Peaks through Netflix Party with some friends. I start it at 7, so I don’t have a lot of time. I looked at the clues and just went for it. I started at the top left and ended at the bottomContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-5-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 8-4-20 Complete

I learned a bunch from this puzzle. Like Brian McKnight would say, “Start it back at 1,” so here we go. 1D Mocking remark: JAPE. JAPE?! No idea. jape (v.)late 14c., “to trick, beguile, jilt; to mock,” also “to act foolishly; to speak jokingly, jest pleasantly,” perhaps from Old French japer “to howl, bawl, scream” (Modern French japper), ofContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-4-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 8-3-20 Complete

Ahhhh Monday. The return of the simple puzzle. Easy and educational. 30A Ancient carver of stone heads in Mesoamerica: OLMEC. Olmec or Ol’ Mec? To the googles! They were an entire civilization independent of the Mayas. Worth a read: https://www.mexicanist.com/l/olmec-heads/ Here’s something glaringly sloppy in this crossword:42D H2O, south of the border: AGUA47D Light blueContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-3-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 8-2-20 Complete

The Sunday puzzle continues to be my least-favorite of the week. It’s huge. I’d rather go to Dodger Stadium to catch a game or go to the bar to catch a game or get together with friends, but since those things don’t exist anymore, it’s the Sunday puzzle. This one’s theme at least got meContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-2-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete

There’s no WSJ Friday puzzle, so here’s a special puzzle from NYT from March of this year. Overall easy, which seems always to be the case for the special puzzles. I don’t mind that. I finished this one in 6:49. And, like the other special puzzles, it taught me something. 14A Music genre from theContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-31-20 DNF

Yeah, I got demolished by this one and then finally called it. I’ve been watching the health officials testify before the House Select Subcommittee in background, and this whole thing is a mess. Jim Jordan once again is trying to steamroll, bully, and pontificate rather than find anything out. Maybe I was close to gettingContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-31-20 DNF”

NYT Crossword 7-30-20 Complete

Well that was way easier than I thought it was going to be. The clues were linked, so once I got the hang of it, it kinda filled itself out. But that also means I was kind of disappointed! I looked forward to struggling with the Thursday puzzle. The Spelling Bee today also was underwhelming.Continue reading “NYT Crossword 7-30-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-29-20 Complete

I’m still watching the hearing, and it’s driving me crazy. Why should these guys even show up if they’re not going to tell the truth? I was going to write a long thing about how Jim Jordan is hurting America (Matt Gaetz just said pundint instead of pundit. Ugh. How easy must the Florida BarContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-29-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-28-20 Complete

Ask and ye shall receive, right? Yesterday I said that I was surprised there wasn’t a lot of baseball stuff yet, and here we go! BASEBALL SEASON 2020:38A So-called “twin killings” in baseball, for short: DPS (double plays)41A One who brushes off a plate, informally: UMP (umpire)44D Some building beams: IBARS (a stretch, but formerContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-28-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-27-20 Complete

Pretty easy Monday puzzle. Took me a little over seven minutes. I’m happy that it’s the part of the week that lets me fill the boxes quickly. I learned of the existence of someone today: 52D Actress Anne of “Wag the Dog.” (HECHE). I looked her up and saw that she was in a relationshipContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-27-20 Complete”