WSJ Crossword 3-23-20 (8-1-20) Complete

Here’s the second of the two puzzles from today–another from the WSJ archive. This one is older by a week, so nobody was wearing a mask. A simpler time. This puzzle is Treasure Hunt, which I finished in a semi-distracted 8:11. The theme was from 55A Cracker Jack extra, and what the answers with circlesContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 3-23-20 (8-1-20) Complete”

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”

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”

WSJ Crossword 7-23-20 Complete

Yet another puzzle that took me longer than half an hour that I pushed through to completion. This was an annoying one, but I felt I’d be even more annoyed if I didn’t power through. I’ve certainly felt more excited by figuring out the trick to the puzzle than I was with this. This single-for-doubleContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-23-20 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”

WSJ Crossword 7-20-20 Complete

Manic Monday to the max! NYT Crossword 6:26, but WSJ Crossword in just 5:57. That’s way faster than my earlier normal of a little more than 9 minutes for a Wall Street Journal Monday. Did it take telling my finacee that I was on a roll and would be with her shortly? The better questionContinue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-20-20 Complete”

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”

WSJ Crossword 7-13-20 (7-18-20) Complete

Well, I started today’s real crossword and found that it was HUGE. I’m not going to do a Saturday puzzle the size of a Sunday puzzle from the New York Times. But I can do an old Monday puzzle from WSJ. So that’s what I did. This one was even easier than the last one,Continue reading “WSJ Crossword 7-13-20 (7-18-20) Complete”

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)”

WSJ Crossword 7-16-20 DNF

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”