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”
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”
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”
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”
Did you know that a split level house is an actual thing and not just something silly from a board game?
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)”
I gave it half an hour but got stuck hard in this one. It seems I haven’t gotten the hang of the WSJ crossword and what it’s asking me to do, so I called it at half an hour. I got DIMINUTIVE as the answer to the clue WEE, which brings up how funny itContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-16-20 DNF”
The Wall Street Journal crossword for today was way easier than the New York Times crossword that I failed (see prior post). The logic was different, but it wasn’t so bad. I got a couple things wrong that I had to correct, it told me at the end. I had put SAL for French seasoning,Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-15-20 Complete”