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Author Topic: LA Times Again  (Read 1813 times)

srenauer

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LA Times Again
« on: August 01, 2017, 11:45:55 AM »
We got it back again for a short time after being gone for two weeks, and now it's been gone again yesterday and today. Can anyone tell us what's going on?

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 07:30:46 PM »
Must. Have. My. LAT CW. Fix.  I'll be updating the Aug 2 post below with the latest .puz while we're waiting for the regular feed to stabilize.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 08:44:14 AM by trauer1282 »

srenauer

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 10:15:21 PM »
Thanks, Trauer!  You came through for us again!

Hawk

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 03:53:57 AM »
Once again, thank you very much for the puz files, Trauer.

paradog

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 08:13:03 PM »
You can also get it directly at the site:

http://games.latimes.com/games/daily-crossword/

You can print out a copy as well.

They play an annoying advertisement first, but just set it up in another tab and do something else for a few minutes.

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 08:48:34 PM »
That's where I downloaded it... am posting here for other folks who want the .puz format so they can use Across Lite to solve it. 

BTW, another link was posted earlier by Filer where you can get to puzzle without the annoying advertisement: http://www.us.mensa.org/play/games/games/la-times-crossword/

DrBB

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 09:18:34 PM »
Um, that seems to be the raw .puz code itself. Dummy here: I tried cut/pasting it into a text doc and saving it as a .puz but the app doesn't recognize it. What am I missing?

Jonesing for my LAT xword fix!

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 10:30:50 PM »
Hi DrBB. After you cut&paste to a text file, don't rename it. Instead, open Across Lite and use the program to open the file. You can solve/print/save from there, and the save function will create a .puz file.

VFN

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 11:02:43 PM »
Hi DrBB. After you cut&paste to a text file, don't rename it. Instead, open Across Lite and use the program to open the file. You can solve/print/save from there, and the save function will create a .puz file.

EDIT: Opened it by selecting "Text Format (*.TXT)" under "Files of type:"

Thanks
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 11:16:23 PM by VFN »

DrBB

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 05:56:18 PM »
Ah, that's the trick. Worked fine--thanks!

bcot980625

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 04:18:26 PM »
Not even sure who or what i'm "replying" to, since i'm not conversant w/posting stuff.  but, suffice it to say, a HUGE THANK YOU to (Filer i think) whoever posted that terrific link to the la times puz's.  i had thought they were just not being offered any more, til i went to the link.  u can even get the puzzles a day ahead (at least this is true of the saturday ones).

THANK YOU to whoever posted this!  there are 2 kinds of people in the world - ones like u who like to help others, and a**holes who don't, IMO.

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 11:18:05 AM »
The regular LAT CW feed was restored just as I finished learning how to make a .puz with a rebus (the 16 circled cells in today's puzzle).  8) 

In case anyone is curious, here's the file.  Note the 16 lower case letters in the grid plus the extra markup in the two lines right under it.

BTW, this works on my Mac version of Across Lite; I haven't tested it on the Windows or iOS versions.

<ACROSS PUZZLE>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Aug 15, 2017
<AUTHOR>
C.C. Burnikel / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
Puzzle Content © 2017 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
TEMPE.WHAT..GRE
ADORN.ROBE.SOIL
DAVIdhasSELHOFF
AMEN.ATE..ERNE.
...CashdRAWER..
ASSET...OLDWEST
LOOSE.EMMA.SCOW
EDU.MADDASH.ONE
CONS.WITS.ONRYE
SIDEBET...NODAT
..CARdshaRKS...
.ALGA..ORE.WOKE
BROadshOULDERED
SOUL.IMDB.EASED
ADD..ROSA.STONY
<REBUS>
MARK;
<ACROSS>
Arizona site of Sun Devil Stadium
"I beg your pardon?"
College sr.'s test
Prettify
Post-bath wrap
Window box dirt
"Baywatch" star
"I couldn't agree more!"
Dined
Coastal raptor
Pull-out money holder
Entry in a ledger's plus column
Horse opera setting
On the run
"La La Land" Best Actress Stone
Flat-bottomed boat
College URL ender
Frantic rush, and what's literally found in each set of puzzle circles
Lowest sudoku number
Swindles
Funny folks
How pastrami is often ordered
Secondary wager
Silently greet
Poker table experts
Bit of fish tank growth
Mined metal
Emerged from slumber
Like football linemen
Motown genre
Website with filmographies
Made more tolerable
Total up
Civil rights activist Parks
Unemotional
<DOWN>
"I did it!"
Wax-coated Dutch cheese
Relocate
Charles, William and Harry
Wrap up
Extreme anger
Swindled, slangily
Core muscles
Casual shirt
Publicly state one's views
Replete (with)
Pixie
Mole-like mammals
Suffers from
More than risqué
"Up and __!": "Rise and shine!"
Oblong tomatoes
"Sorry to say ... "
Smart __: wiseguys
"Same here!"
Big name in music streaming
"Mortal Kombat" agent __ Blade
Short cyber post
Touches up, as text
Summer hrs. in Billings
Wonderstruck
Hit the horn
Steven of "The Patriot" (1998)
"That's easy!"
Actor Pitt
Parka parts
Vacation spot near Curaçao
Seminary subj.
Former Yankee who was the youngest MLB player to hit 600 home runs
Guesstimate words
"Peachy-__!"
Whirling current
Youth org. with merit badges
Title of respect
Med. care provider
__ Moines
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 10:52:17 AM by trauer1282 »

cbrockman

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
I copied the Past Due puzzle of August 13, 2017 just posted by trauer1282 to a text editor. Then I saved it as a .txt file. When I try to open the text file in AcrossLite in the text mode, I receive this error:
End of file reached before complete description.
Is there anything else I can do or is the posting missing some part?

trauer1282

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 11:58:10 AM »
So sorry... fat fingered the cut part before pasting.  Try again with the updated post!

cbrockman

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Re: LA Times Again
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 12:05:38 PM »
Try again with the updated post!
Yes, that works now. Thank you.

 

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