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”

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”

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”

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”