NYT Spelling Bee 8-7-20 final

Aaaaand I’m back! Got to genius level early in the day, so I don’t expect there to be a follow-up final later. This was way easier than the puzzles for the past two days. I think this is a great one to end the week on. I’m proud of my 29 words for a 143Continue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-7-20 final”

LA Times Crossword 7-28-20 (8-2-20) Complete

With no Sunday WSJ puzzle, here’s one from last week’s LA Times. It’s where my sister works, so shoutout to her (twitter.com/raablauren). This is a Tuesday puzzle and felt like it. The logic for it certainly is different from the ones from the other coast. Clues like 53A Be mad about. Yes, mad like crazy.Continue reading “LA Times Crossword 7-28-20 (8-2-20) Complete”

WSJ Spelling Bee 8-2-20 final

Wow. This one. Wow. I was chugging along no problem, but the pangram eluded me. As I have been doing daily, I checked in with my sister (twitter.com/raablauren) to see how she’d been handling today’s puzzle. She assured me that I could resolve my pangram issues, and she revealed that there are TWO of them.Continue reading “WSJ Spelling Bee 8-2-20 final”

NYT Spelling Bee 8-1-20

Wow this pangram was tough to get. Luckily, my sister (www.twitter.com/raablauren) came to my aid to reassure me that it is a word I know. So after some time of frustration and some pretty gross and incorrect guesses, I finally got there. Along the way, I got words like uncock, which is fine if youContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 8-1-20”

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”

NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete

There’s no WSJ Friday puzzle, so here’s a special puzzle from NYT from March of this year. Overall easy, which seems always to be the case for the special puzzles. I don’t mind that. I finished this one in 6:49. And, like the other special puzzles, it taught me something. 14A Music genre from theContinue reading “NYT Crossword Special March 2020 Equal Pay Day Complete”

NYT Spelling Bee 7-31 final

It took me a long time, but I finally got the pangram. This was a much more satisfying puzzle than any of yesterday’s. So many words and so many words that should have been included like LAMED and [Valerie] PLAME and [Mark] HAMEL. I know it’s Hamill! Don’t get excited. It’s a good way toContinue reading “NYT Spelling Bee 7-31 final”

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 Special May 2020 Free Comic Book Day Complete

Since I do the Saturday NYT puzzle with friends, today’s puzzles are special ones. May’s puzzle wasn’t as fun as the July puzzle I posted yesterday. I don’t really have much to say about this one. The special June one later today should be a substantially better post than this one is.