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Author Topic: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!  (Read 16317 times)

mothra42

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File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:00:26 PM »
Since 4/15/18 I have not been able to get the LAT puzzle. All I get is file does not exist. I am at a loss for fixing this. Please help! Mothra42

BJMcBean

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 07:54:52 PM »
It's not the first time it's happened with the LA Times. Sometimes it takes a few days to get it fixed, but it isn't you.

mothra42

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 08:24:03 PM »
Thanks for your reply. I remember a couple of years ago it would happen, but it was usually back in two days or so. I updated Across Lite, etc., so there was nothing else I could think to do. I love that I can do tomorrow's puzzle the night before, but also the size of the puzzle on cruciverb.com. It is clear and easy to use. The Mensa grid is smaller and slow to take keystrokes. Also I am set in my ways and want to do my crosswords as I am accustomed. I will take your advice and wait until it returns, but it's interesting how uneasy I became w/o my usual evening crossword. mothra42  :) :) :)

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 08:08:55 AM »
I’m with you, mothra42.  The day doesn’t start well if I can’t get my morning fix...  :D

I hope it comes back, and soon!

trauer1282

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 07:37:54 AM »
Yes, we've seen this before, and hopefully the feed will come back soon.  For now, here's today's puzzle if you don't mind a kludgy way to open it in Across Lite:

1. Copy the following text (no extra spaces!) and paste it into a plain text file on your computer.
2. Open Across Lite
3. Click File / Open / (your text file)
4. Click Save As to save the puzzle in .puz format or just solve/print as usual

I'll post the missing Monday and Tuesday puzzles if anyone still wants them.  8)

<ACROSS PUZZLE>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Apr 18, 2018
<AUTHOR>
Agnes Davidson & C.C. Burnikel / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
Puzzle Content © 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
ALFA.INCAS..DES
REAM.MONTE.JEAN
TAKESATOLL.ELSA
..ELICIT.DITHER
BASIN.PECOSBILL
USMAIL..AMMO...
ITI.SUSHI..ATOE
COLLECTORSITEMS
KNEE..ADORN.NES
...NASL..SMIDGE
BIGTICKET.OCEAN
IDOIDO.LOOSER..
RIAL.TALKSTRASH
COTS.TREES.UGLI
HTS..SENNA.NERD
<ACROSS>
__ Romeo: Italian car
Machu Picchu people
__ Plaines
Copier room quantity
Spanish peak
With 27-Down, Captain Picard
What constant stress does, healthwise
Disney woman loosely based on Andersen's Snow Queen
Draw out
Flustered state
Bathroom fixture
Old West folklore cowboy
FedEx alternative
Arsenal inventory
"What was __ was saying?"
Japanese rolls
Dip __ in: test
Things gathered by aficionados ... or what the ends of 16-, 24-, 49-and 59-Across can be?
Patella's place
Decorate
Video game letters
N.Y. Cosmos org.
Wee bit
Very expensive
Indian __
Enthusiastic reply to "Who knows the answer?"
More lax
Muscat money
Taunts on the field
Barracks beds
Forest fixtures
Citrus hybrid
Brooklyn __, N.Y.
Medicinal plant
Techie, often
<DOWN>
Co-star of Jackie on "The Honeymooners"
__ & Perrins steak sauce
Happy face that's put on
Bedelia of kiddie lit
Apple choice
"Reward" for poor service
20 fins
Braves, on sports news crawls
Once in a long while
Indian city on the Yamuna River
Studio support
Doghouse "Don't come any closer!"
Water-propelled craft
"Truman" actor
Belief ending
General Motors brand
__ Martin: British car
Tahrir Square city
See 15-Across
Follow furtively
Mason's tray
Youngster's time of life
Luxury timepiece
City on the Ruhr
Soup legumes
Most Soc. Sec. recipients
Secret to the max
Give a leg up
Lawn care giant
Post-winter river thaw
Canoe wood
Nincompoop
Kids on a farm?
First name in daytime TV
Arcade coin
Mount of Greek myth
"__ You Lonesome Tonight?"
Camera type, for short
Put in a secret place
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 08:12:08 AM by trauer1282 »

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 08:56:57 AM »
Thank you Trauer.  I do like Across Lite better than other formats.

srenauer

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 09:37:07 AM »
It’d be great if you could post Monday & Tuesday too. Thanks!

trauer1282

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 10:52:48 AM »
Here they are:

<ACROSS PUZZLE>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Apr 16, 2018
<AUTHOR>
Jake Braun / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
Puzzle Content © 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
AHS..DEBRA.BREW
MAKO.AXLES.ROVE
FLYFISHING.ALES
MOSUL.INEARNEST
...SLAB.GRID...
ROTE.LINEDANCER
ENO..ETO..LEASE
BARB.CARPS.WISE
AISLE..SRO..RAF
GROUNDBEEF.BOYS
...EVER.FARE...
SAMMYSOSA.MENUS
ALSO.POPCONCERT
FARO.OKIES.HYDE
ESPN.TENSE..OUT
<ACROSS>
Sounds showing revelation
Actress Winger
Beer, casually
Speedy shark
Bars between wheels
Travel aimlessly
Angling method using handtied lures
Bar orders
City recaptured from ISIL by Iraq in 2017
Sincerely
Hunk of concrete
Tic-tac-toe diagram
Memorization technique
One doing the Electric Slide, e.g.
Brian of ambient music
DDE's WWII command
Renter's document
Stinging comment
Complains
Like the Magi
What the beverage cart blocks
Sellout letters
Brit. pilots' squad
Hamburger meat
Beach or Backstreet follower, in music
At any point
Subway charge
Mark McGwire rival
IHOP handouts
Furthermore
Beatles' Shea Stadium performance, e.g.
Casino card game
Steinbeck migrants
Jekyll's alter ego
Little League airer
Nervous
One of an inning's three, which can follow the first word of 17-, 29-, 47- and 63-Across
<DOWN>
Bedside toggle switch
Angel's overhead circle
"The __ the limit!"
Prosecutors: Abbr.
Prosecutor's first piece of evidence
Russian pancake
Back out
Home of primary 30-Down gods
Fresh from the factory
Part in a play
Nights before
__ Virginia
Handy
Down with the flu
Yemeni money
Knighted Guinness
Pack again, as groceries
"We're live!" studio sign
Human trunk
Like Odin and Thor
Egypt's capital
Op-ed piece, say
Often submerged shipping dangers
Lunar symbol for a very long time
Books' opening sections
Couch
Green-eyed monster
Absolute ruler
Actress Shields
Tree that sounds like a summer vacation spot
Pres. pardoned by Ford
Jewelry protector
"Sadly ... "
Car sticker fig.
Whirl around
"So Sick" R&B artist
Pakistani language
"Cancel that deletion"
Sugar suffix



LA Times, Tue, Apr 17, 2018

(Please grab corrected puzzle posted below by Glenn9999)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 07:09:09 AM by trauer1282 »

Glenn9999

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 02:39:27 AM »
Thursday's puzzle.  As always, copy to a text file and load up in Across Lite...

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Thu, Apr 19, 2018
<AUTHOR>
Mark McClain / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
GSUITS.AMAN.ASA
DEGREE.RANT.MET
PAGETHROUGH.STL
....CRIMES.ETTA
PSYCH.PARTHREES
ALWAYS....ISLET
NACL.ICEBAG....
.PAINTHRESHOLD.
....LEERAT.KARO
SMOKE....OCELOT
PAPERTHIN.ADAPT
RITA.RATSON....
ITS.PATHFINDERS
TRI.IDEE.LOONIE
ZEN.CEDE.STOOGE
<ACROSS>
Space station wear
"Walk Like ____": Four Seasons hit
Sharp-tack link
Stage of intensity
Pitch a fit
Happened upon
*Look for a specific passage in, as a book
It's near the midpoint of the Miss. River
Rap sheet data
Place Sundance liked to see
"Gotcha!"
*About 22% of an average 18-hole golf course
Every time
Key
Salt formula
Sprain application
*Point where it starts to hurt
Watch creepily
Corn syrup brand
Chimney plumes
Largest cat in the genus Leopardus
*Like baklava layers
Change as needed
Musical meter maid
Exposes, in a way
Gender-neutral possessive
Explorers ... and ones who can determine what the answers to the starred clues have in common?
Numeric prefix
Tete output
Canadian dollar coin
Buddhist school
Give up
Con target
<DOWN>
Macroeconomics abbr.
Bering, for one
Footwear brand
Wrath
Easily peeved
Very, to Schumann
Candle emanation
Catcher Joe with a trio of consecutive Gold Glove Awards (2008-10)
Fretful feeling
Indefinite ordinal
Heineken brand
Parlor piece
Finally
Material flaw
LPN workplaces
___ for gold
Open-handed hit
Fem. advocacy group
City WSW of Bogota
Expensive
Where it's at
2008 biopic starring Benicio del Toro
Blow it
Arthur with two Emmys and a Tony
Concerning
Met or Nat
Signed off on
Refrain syllables
Stop talking about
Legendary Giant
Quick squirt
___ d'hotel
Decides to join
Mauna ___
"All the Light We ___ See": 2015 Pulitzer novel
Woodworking, e.g.
Despised
"With this ring, ___ ... "
Bad check letters
Lubricates
Photo
___-wop
Roxy Music co-founder
Fix badly?
Observe

phil262

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »

fkeyeux

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2018, 04:54:25 PM »
how could i load into ipad version?  there is no open file nor easy way to copy paste in file and follow instructions...   please advise

trauer1282

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 05:02:18 PM »
There may be better ways, but you can certainly use the PC or Mac version as described above to create a .puz file on your computer, then email or otherwise get the .puz file to your iPad for opening with Across Lite.

Even better would be for us to post these files in native .puz format, but I'm pretty sure uploading of files is not enabled on the site.

Glenn9999

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 10:29:01 PM »
Even better would be for us to post these files in native .puz format, but I'm pretty sure uploading of files is not enabled on the site.

I think about setting up a Dropbox or something like that that serves files (I have a pile of WSJ puzzles I either did PUZ files for that didn't show up at the usual place or put rebus entries into that weren't properly there before.), but keeping relevant files and such there along with bandwidth limits (I've had one suspended in the past for that) and such are a pain to manage when you have a public link you're servicing.  Then there's the consideration of cleaning up the files after they get made from official sources...and the official sources being upset that you're distributing their work.  Quite a pain indeed.

Glenn9999

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2018, 01:23:41 AM »
Friday's puzzle...

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Fri, Apr 20, 2018
<AUTHOR>
Mike McHugh / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
SHIN.USOC.CROSS
AIRE.ALDA.AUDIO
PRATTLEON.KNEEL
PESTO.DROVE.TGI
...LAIR.LIMITED
DOMESTICANIMALS
UMA.TADA.EXO...
OGRE.LEROY.KATY
...LII.THAN.HOE
GIVESABADREVIEW
ANEMONE.EDGE...
LBS.TONKA.EXPAT
PETCO.INREVERSE
ATEUP.COME.ROTE
LADLE.EXEC.SPIN
<ACROSS>
Place for a guard
American sports org.
Walk or wind preceder
Suffix for the wealthy
Actor who's played a doctor and senator on TV
What captions can capture
*Pay back
Pay homage, in a way
Basil sauce
Teed off
___ Friday's
Hideout
Like some sale quantities
*Step back
She played Mia in "Pulp Fiction"
"I did it!"
Prefix with thermal
"Puss in Boots" baddie
Brown in a Croce title
Houston suburb named for initials from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
2018 Super Bowl designation
Compared with
Tilling tool
*Snap back
Buttercup family member
Beat at the buzzer
Benching units: Abbr.
Big name in little trucks
Many a UAE resident
Chain with a dog-and-cat logo
One way to drive ... and what the last word of each starred clue really means
Really dug
Command to Rover
Mindless repetition
Gumbo server
Govt. branch
PR firm's forte
<DOWN>
'90s-'00s NFL Pro Bowler Warren
Take on
Accts. funded annually, perhaps
Prickly plant
Chi.-based flier
Downhill excursion
Bleach feature
Rapeseed oil
Baking convenience
Winning streak
2003 self-titled folk album
Superman co-creator Jerry
Cones and cubes
Doomed, slangily
Resort near Cape Cod, with "the"
Napoli native
"It's just a scratch"
Outkast, for one
Texter's "Shocking!"
Damage
Magna ___
I, O or U
"My goodness!"
Rarely served fish?
Low digit
Archery wood
Uranium-238, e.g.
Beersheba's locale
Female bud
Still being tested, as software
___ interest
"Mind your manners"
Irritations
Polk's middle name
Support, with "up"
Product of white Muscat grapes
New driver, usually
___-de-sac
Continental trade gp.

I noticed there are no circles on the Tuesday grid as posted...this one adds them.

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Apr 17, 2018
<AUTHOR>
Roland Huget / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
EVIL.WEDGE.MIFF
LASE.AREAR.EDIE
MILdbreeZE.AONE
SNATCH.RECALLED
...VEES.STEP...
PEAS.RIP.ONLATE
RXS.COdebreAKER
EATER.EAR.INERT
SLICedbreAD.LIE
STRODE.LAW.SASS
...TICS.MART...
NICOTINE.REELED
ECRU.MIXEDBREED
TEAR.ADELE.NANA
SEWS.LECID.SKYY
<REBUS>
MARK ;
<ACROSS>
Not at all good
Piece-of-cake shape
Tick off
Use a surgical beam
Toward the back
"What I Am" singer Brickell
Welcome wind on a hot day
First-rate
Grab greedily
Brought back to mind
Migratory flying formations
Dance move
Carrots' partners
Dangerous tide
Airing in the wee hours
Dr.'s orders
Successful cryptographer
Diner
Cup handle
Not reactive, as gases
"Best thing since" invention metaphor
Untruth
Walked with purpose
Typical John Grisham subject
Back talk
Nervous twitches
Retail center
Cigarette stimulant
Staggered
Neutral shade
Pet without papers ... or what is literally found in the circled letters
Drop of sorrow
Oscar-winning "Skyfall" singer
Family babysitter
Attaches a patch, say
Massenet opera about a Spanish legend
Absolut rival
<DOWN>
O'Neill's "Desire Under the __"
Fruitless
Cuba, por ejemplo
Some HD sets
Medal recipient
Poetic preposition before "now" or "long"
Animal on XING signs
Long looks
__ set: building toy
College student's dining choice
Singing competition that returned in 2018, familiarly
"Okay by me"
Nourish
Letters in old dates
Virgil epic
Flip of a 45 record
Defensive basketball tactic
Praise highly
Up and about
Oyster jewel
Cub Scout leader
Hatcher and Garr
Some Deco prints
College transcript unit
Silvery freshwater fish
Nature excursions
Dot between dollars and cents
Given, as a medal
Rudder locales
Snarky
Yank's war foe
Earns after taxes
Slushy drink brand
Avian crop
Boardroom VIP
Security breach
Counting rhyme word
June 6, 1944
Collegian who roots for the Bulldogs
« Last Edit: April 20, 2018, 01:38:28 AM by Glenn9999 »

trauer1282

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Re: File Does Not Exist!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2018, 07:05:59 AM »
Thanks Glennn9999 for posting these (and for fixing the Tuesday puzzle).  I'm grabbing your feed as I'm sure others are while the main feed is on vacation or whatever.

Let me know if you need a break at any point and I'll fill in for you on transcribing/posting. But I'm certainly not going to get anything posted during the wee hours like you've been doing lately!   8)

 


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