WSJ Crossword 8-3-20 Complete

Wall Street Journal’s puzzle was all about travel. You know, the thing we can’t really do right now because coronavirus has changed what we can do in our lives. The circled answers all were types of streets:16A 1992 movie based on an “SNL” sketch: (WAY)NESWORLD26A Perk for an exec: PRIVATEP(LANE) <-really the only reasonable wayContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 8-3-20 Complete”

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 circlesContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 3-23-20 (8-1-20) Complete”

WSJ Crossword 3-30-20 (8-1-20) Complete

Wow! It’s August! But since it’s a Saturday, I’m doing puzzles from the archive. This one is from the end of March. Remember March? Remember how Coronavirus was just becoming a thing people were taking seriously? California shut down on March 17, stopping what otherwise would be fun drinking for St. Paddy’s Day. So thisContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 3-30-20 (8-1-20) Complete”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”