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”

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 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 7-21-20 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”

My Beef with Will Shortz

I didn’t always hate Will Shortz. I used to look forward to Weekend Edition on NPR to hear the Sunday Puzzle. I’d submit answers regularly to the weekly puzzles but never got picked to play on the air. I was fine with that. But shortly after I turned 18, I thought of my own puzzleContinue reading “My Beef with Will Shortz”

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”

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)”