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General Support / Re: LA Times archive
« Last post by admin on April 12, 2014, 05:30:29 PM »
It is now working.
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Hello,

No, you cannot get access to older files in .puz format via the database. The database is information drawn from .puz files. If you're looking for puzzles to solve, the database access won't help. Having said that, all contributions to the site are appreciated! :-)   
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General Support / Re: Is there any help on this website?
« Last post by admin on April 12, 2014, 05:27:11 PM »
What browser are you using? And what version. Many people are downloading the puzzle without issues every day. I could produce a video of me clicking on a link and post it to you tube, but that's all it would be: me clicking on a link. Could you try another browser? I fa ll else fails, right-click on the link, save it to your computer, then open it in Across Lite. Not ideal, but I'm not sure what else to suggest.

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Today's Puzzles / Sun., 4/12 John Lieb
« Last post by magus on April 12, 2014, 08:13:35 AM »
THEME:   none, 30 or so blocks
   
BTW:   
Extremely lame   WEAK SAUCE [maybe somebody used this term once somewhere, but to me this is weak sauce]   
   
Maintain the status quo   SIT PAT [it's either sit tight or stand pat, so I'm not buying this one either]   
   
ENERO is not used in English.   
   
One of the moveable feasts   EASTER SUNDAY [until recently I had not heard "moveable feast," about which I have my doubts , but this Saturday puzzle might have been better run next Saturday to honor those who celebrate the moveable feast]    

In common Italian, agida, means acid (heartburn) as well as an agitated state; it seems we have come to use agita as only the latter.

Despite my nitpicks, I enjoyed the challenge.   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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Today's Puzzles / Fri., 4/11 David Poole
« Last post by magus on April 11, 2014, 08:18:16 AM »
THEME:   five terms with a, e, i, o, u added, respectively, to the beginning creating a new term
   
GOOD ONES:    
Kindle download that's too good to delete?   E-BOOKKEEPER   
Origami tablet  I-PAD OF PAPER
   
They may be hammered out   DENTS   
Crude containers   BARRELS   
   
BTW:   
Most creative theme which must've been difficult to arrange.   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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Today's Puzzles / Thu., 4/10 Jeffrey Wechsler
« Last post by magus on April 10, 2014, 07:54:47 AM »
THEME:   definitions of four types of berries
   
GOOD ONES:     
Newtonian elements?   FIGS   
Ones showing varying amounts of interest?   BANKERS   
You've got it coming   FATE   
   
BTW:   
Interesting grid design   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Support / Re: Is there any help on this website?
« Last post by mothra42 on April 09, 2014, 10:57:10 PM »
I don't have the tech knowledge of most folks on this site, but when I had problems, I googled Across Lite updates and was able to get my crossword after that. I do updates as needed and am able to access LAT xword on this site without any problems. Don't know if this will help, but it worked for me!
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Today's Puzzles / Wed., 4/9 Bernice Gordon
« Last post by magus on April 09, 2014, 07:55:17 AM »
THEME:   first word of five phrases begins with F, the second letter with a vowel in a,e,i,o,u order, respectively
   
GOOD ONES:    
Waist bag  FANNY PACK [sounds like "waste bag"]   
Pen name   BIC   
They may be done by ones who have gone too far   UEYS [it's always a challenge to guess how this word will be spelled]   
   
BTW:   
Speaking of "Old hat," this puzzle has a definite 40's - 60's cast:   
"Popeye's creator Segar"; NATCH; FINK OUT; IKE Turner; NO NO Nanette; "Hula Hoop et al.; ODETS   
   
ENERO is not used in our language.
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Support / Is there any help on this website?
« Last post by Econdoc2 on April 08, 2014, 05:21:28 PM »

* I have registered.
* I am logged in.
* I cannot view or download any puzzle from the LA Times. (Click on LA Times in upper right corner.) 
Nothing happens. 
There really should be some YouTube video or simple help file that explains how this works (if it does!)
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Today's Puzzles / Tue., 4/8 Chapnick & DuGuay-Carpenter
« Last post by magus on April 08, 2014, 08:00:44 AM »
THEME:   both first and last word of a phrase rhyme with a long E
   
   
BTW:   
Cinque e uno   SEI [not expected of an English speaker, but 5+1 = 6 works in both languages]   
   
   
RATING:    :'(
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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