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Today's Puzzles / Re: Tue., 8/5 Toth & Burnikel
« Last post by magus on August 06, 2014, 09:05:07 AM »
Doing one puzzle a day as I do may help the feeling of redundancy.  The other thing would seem to be to make a puzzle yourself, genius or not.  The process may make you more forgiving.
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Today's Puzzles / Wed., 8/6 Jeff Stillman
« Last post by magus on August 06, 2014, 08:56:55 AM »
THEME:   first word of a phrase is the name of a NASA program
   
GOOD ONES:    
Theme = NASA PROGRAMS   
One for the road   AUTO   
Hit the  bottom of   SPANK   
   
RATING:    ;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 / Re: Tue., 8/5 Toth & Burnikel
« Last post by LARadioRewind on August 05, 2014, 07:43:41 PM »
Another term relating to SLIDE is "continuing to use the same words over and over instead of trying to be creative." I get the Times, Register and Daily News and I'm really getting bored with doing all the puzzles when I see certain short words appearing in five or six puzzles every week. Today's Times puzzle includes ADO, CUL, EMO, SAAB, TETE, AGES, OGLE, IPOD, RENE, ALOT, ORES, EMIR, ONTV, ARLO and ASTER, all of which I've seen in several other puzzles recently. I wonder if anyone has compiled a list of the most common "Crosswordese" words. And I wonder if anyone has managed to make a puzzle without such words. He'd be a genius!
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Today's Puzzles / Tue., 8/5 Toth & Burnikel
« Last post by magus on August 05, 2014, 09:29:06 AM »
THEME:   terms relating to SLIDE
   
GOOD ONES:    
Wall Street decline {& theme}   SLIDE   
Old Roman coins   LIRE [not really that old]   
Place to make a splash   WATER PARK [not Broadway]   
Give and take?   SWAP   
   
BTW:   
Venus, to Serena   SISTERS [heavenly!]   
   
Soon, to Pope   ANON [more Elizabethan than Neo-Classical, put with his zillion rhymes he  must've used the term]   
   
   
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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Book Releases / Re: Banned Crosswords?
« Last post by wbg on August 04, 2014, 04:44:08 PM »
Good question.  I'd add "Butt Naked" (appeared in Saturday's NYT) to the list.  To me, at least, that seems cruder than the sum of its parts.
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Today's Puzzles / Mon., 8/4 Jeffrey Wechsler
« Last post by magus on August 04, 2014, 08:38:31 AM »
THEME:   phrases comprised of three of the same "words"
   
GOOD ONES:    
none   
   
BTW:   
Not only is there nothing enjoyable about this offering, the theme recalled best forgotten songs and expressions.   
   
   
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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General Support / LA Times not working
« Last post by timplatt on August 04, 2014, 08:16:42 AM »
The LA Times link is not working again. When this happens, it seems to always start on a Monday.
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Today's Puzzles / Sun., 8/3 Amy Johnson
« Last post by magus on August 03, 2014, 09:09:51 AM »
THEME:   Literature enjambed with kids' games
   
GOOD ONES:    
Palahniuk tale of a rowdy slumber party?   PILLOW FIGHT CLUB   
Orwell tale of Beanie Baby breeding?   STUFFED ANIMAL FARM   
Stud site   EAR LOBE [I thought MY STUDY]   
Late notice?   OBIT   
Wind in a pit   OBOE   
Old Bologna bread   LIRE [pronounced /balony/, it sounds like a stale sandwich]   
One with a second   DUELER [sounded like numbers to me]   
Base decision maker   UMP [could be The Evil One]     
   
BTW:   
Tolstoy tale of child's play   THUMB WAR AND PEACE [it's thumb wrestle]   
   
Carson tale of well-behaved classroom clock watchers   SILENT SPRING FEVER [clock-watching does not mean or suggest spring fever --- perhaps "day dreamers" would be better]   
   
These, in Juarez   ESTAS [exactly!]   
   
Parisian's "to be"   ETRE [but not Londoner's]   
   
Mastermind   RING LEADER [more often he's just a jerk]   
   
The Devil's label?   PRADA [from The Devil Wears Prada --- tough but fair]   
   
Drives the getaway car for   ABETS [tired of this clue?  What about "Watches out for"?]   
   
Winter outburst?   BRR [hardly an outburst --- more a mumbled interjection]   
   
   
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 / Sat., 8/2 Barry C. Silk
« Last post by magus on August 02, 2014, 09:05:14 AM »
THEME:   none, but only 26 blocks! [don't know anything about Xword programs, but I'll bet it's not easy even with one]
   
GOOD ONES:    
Private collectibles?   TOY SOLDIERS [privates are soldiers]   
It may be fit for a king   BED LINEN [king-size bed, or the King wearing SUSPENDERS  ;) ]   
Call for passage   AYE [vote in Congress, etc.]   
Split personality?   CHEER LEADER [they do splits] [CHEER LEADER may be a fabric softener  ::) ]   
   
BTW:   
ASEA is not the equivalent denotatively or connotatively for "at sea" which can mean perplexed.   
   
   
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 / Fr., 8/1 Julian Lim
« Last post by magus on August 01, 2014, 09:16:45 AM »
THEME:   common phrases interpreted from an airline's point of view
   
GOOD ONES:     
Mark showing the status of a stormy-day flight?   CANCELED CHECK      
Pitcher?   AD REP   
Routine elements   JOKES   
Sees the sights   SURFS   
Exchange notes   PAY CASH   
Well-manored?   EARL [an earl may live in a manor]   
   
BTW:   
"Stop kidding around!"   OH YOU [The exclamation point suggests anger while OH YOU suggests mild exasperation.  "Such a tease!" would work.]    
   
OOKY, indeed!   
   
   
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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