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”

NYT Crossword 7-20-20 Complete

So this is the first NYT Monday of this blog. I raced through it with almost no skips as I was going through. I was excited by the time I was going to finish, but it turned out I had to finish it properly. I found the error semi-quickly. I had put EDIE when theContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-20-20 Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-19-20 Complete

I think this is the first time ever that I’ve taken the time to complete a Sunday crossword. These usually are just too big for me to want to take on, but today I tried it. And I won! Yes, it took me about an hour, but I got through it. I struggled a littleContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-19-20 Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-6-20 (7-18-20) Complete

So as I said in yesterday’s post, I do the Saturday NYT Crossword Puzzles with a group of friends, so I won’t be doing them here. Instead, I’m doing old WSJ puzzles to get the hang of how they’re written. This one is from Monday, July 6 of this year. And it was pretty easy.Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-6-20 (7-18-20) Complete”

WSJ Crossword 7-13-20 (7-18-20) Complete

Well, I started today’s real crossword and found that it was HUGE. I’m not going to do a Saturday puzzle the size of a Sunday puzzle from the New York Times. But I can do an old Monday puzzle from WSJ. So that’s what I did. This one was even easier than the last one,Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-13-20 (7-18-20) Complete”

NYT Crossword 7-17-20 DNF

This was a tough one for sure. I didn’t finish but called it a little more than half an hour in. The layout was a smiley face, which was cool, but the result was a lot of empty, which I’m OK with. At some point I’ll get it. Just like at some point Will ShortzContinue reading “NYT Crossword 7-17-20 DNF”

WSJ Crossword 7-14-20 (7-17-20)

Well I now realize that the Wall Street Journal does not have a crossword on Fridays, so I’m going to start doing past puzzles for Friday entries. Today I did the Tuesday puzzle from this week. Clearly the WSJ puzzles and the NYT puzzles use a different logic, and that makes the WSJ puzzles kindContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-14-20 (7-17-20)”