This started out fun but got to be a lot. In the bad way. For a while I was stuck at 49 words for 177 points, and I was struggling to get the pangram. I realize that there may be more than one pangram overall, but my goal is to get to genius with aContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-4-20”
Yesterday I wrote a post entitled Send the Postmaster General Packing (https://raabidfun.wordpress.com/2020/08/03/send-the-postmaster-general-packing-enoughisenough-vote2020/), and I was happy that the government listened! The hearing will be on September 17 at 10am ET. Of course this is after my birthday, so I imagine that a dip in cards received will reflect birthday sentiment fraud or wisher suppression. AfterContinue reading “Return the Postmaster General to Sender”
Through pretty much all of covid, my PlayStation 4 has been acting up. In the middle of games of Rocket League, the thing would just decide it didn’t want to participate anymore. Obviously, I don’t blame it. If you’ve played Rocket League, you understand that this is a shared desire. But the friends I playContinue reading “Adventures in PS4 repair”
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”
I didn’t quit, and I got not only one but two more answers. Bumped up to the genius level. Total of 31 words and 112 points.
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”
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has gotten this update from the United States Postal Service: “Your package will arrive later than expected, (sic) but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility.” I’ve ordered a few things, and I’ve sent out a few things. Routinely, thisContinue reading “Send the Postmaster General Packing”
I’m so close but haven’t gotten there! I’m at 28 words, 105 points. I feel like there is no way to get to the 111 needed. I’ll keep working on it, but this one is tough. Probably my favorite Spelling Bee yet. I mean as long as I can finish.
Got one more word since this morning: LEVEE. Just in time. That is all.
The Sunday puzzle continues to be my least-favorite of the week. It’s huge. I’d rather go to Dodger Stadium to catch a game or go to the bar to catch a game or get together with friends, but since those things don’t exist anymore, it’s the Sunday puzzle. This one’s theme at least got meContinue reading “NYT Crossword 8-2-20 Complete”