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”

WSJ Crossword 7-30-20 Complete

As easy as the NYT puzzle was today, the WSJ one was not only much harder but just as unsatisfying. The answer to the clue for 60A Backwards, and a hint to four of this puzzle’s answers was INREVERSE. Now, that made me think that the entire first word of those answers was in reverse,Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-30-20 Complete”

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”

WSJ Crossword 7-29-20 Complete

Another day, another hearing. I’m watching the testimony of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook in front of the House Judiciary Committee, so I’m not going for time today. Also if prosecution for perjury is on the table, these guys are only going to avoid jail time due to covid concerns. HangContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-29-20 Complete”

LA Times Crossword 7-27-20 (7-28-20) Complete

I decided to try yesterday’s LA Times crossword puzzle. I tried for time because I didn’t for the two earlier today. Certainly it uses a different logic and has no NY-specific clues. There isn’t a lot of overlap with the NYT and WSJ puzzles, but there is one that I should unashamedly mention each timeContinue reading “LA Times Crossword 7-27-20 (7-28-20) 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”

WSJ Crossword 7-28-20 Complete

I’m doing the crosswords while listening to Bill Barr’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, so I’m not counting times today. The audio keeps getting lower and lower in the transmission, and I don’t know what’s going on. It could be the Washington Post feed on YouTube, but I don’t want to go elsewhere becauseContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-28-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-27-20 Complete

There’s too much TMI. Seriously. Today’s crosswords had TMI answers. It was 51D Texter’s “I didn’t need to know that” in the NYT and 7D “You’re oversharing!” in the WSJ puzzle. I don’t know what that says about the New York Times that they need to clarify texting is involved while the Wall Street JournalContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-27-20 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”