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Author Topic: PUZ, March 2019  (Read 1707 times)

doughb

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2019, 10:57:47 AM »
Hello -- Thank you so much for posting these! Now that I've figured out how to convert them to .puz files, I'm getting my fix. I'm not an LA Times puzzle addict though. Really. I can quit any time I want.  ;)

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but where are these even coming from? I mean, if you have a source, might anyone be able to also access them there?

Thanks again for picking up the slack. The LA Times puzzles are the only reason I subscribe to Cruciverb too.

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2019, 11:07:40 AM »
When the main .puz feed is broken (as has been the case more days than not recently) Glen9999 accesses the puzzle in xml, html, or pdf format from the LA Times site and then uses brute force or a script to build the .puz source which he posts.

I humbly do the same thing when he is away from his desk, which happens once in a blue moon. But his postings almost always are there shortly after midnight, so he's the man.

« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 11:09:39 AM by trauer1282 »

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 12:00:53 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 18, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Kurt Mengel & Jan-Michele Gianette / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
GLIB.GANGS.ASEA
RAMA.AGILE.NIKE
APPS.LONERANGER
BRASS..NATIONS.
SOLITARYMAN.OOH
ABE.ERO..STIRUP
TED.EARP...TATS
...ONLYCHILD...
CLEF...PISA.CBS
REATAS..LEG.ART
OTS.SINGLEOWNER
.SIMILAR..SANAA
ONEOFAKIND.SODS
BOSN.GEESE.ILES
OTTO.EDGAR.TIDE
<ACROSS>
Slick-talking
Crime organizations
On the Atlantic, say
Bow-and-arrow-carrying Hindu god
Spry
Running shoe brand
Smartphone downloads
Tonto's friend, with "The"
Copper-and-zinc alloy
Countries
Early Neil Diamond hit
Fireworks reaction
"Honest" prez
Suffix with ranch
Work into a frenzy
Brother of Bobby Kennedy
Lawman Wyatt
Body art, briefly
Offspring sans siblings
Sheet music pitch indicator
Leaning Tower site
"Survivor" station
Gauchos' lariats
Chair part
Paintings, etchings, etc.
10-minute NFL periods, if they last that long
Used car selling point
Alike in many respects
Capital of Yemen
Something unlike any other
Repairs with turf, as a lawn
Cap'n's mate
Birds in a gaggle
French cruise stops
"The Simpsons" bus driver
__ Allan Poe
Laundry brand
<DOWN>
Clutches for
Carriage passenger's warmer
Stabbed by Buffy, as a vampire
Voices below tenori
Four qts.
In days of yore
Fool
Eye twinkle
Sealy competitors
Year in Tuscany
Lady of Italy
Barely manages, as a living
Bubbly prefix
"__ That a Shame"
Dutch painter Jan
Devastated Asian sea
Golfer McIlroy
Some laptops
"__ be my pleasure"
Angel dust, for short
Shakespearean "frequently"
Jack and Jill went up one
"Understood"
Old Nigerian capital
__-Magnon
"Better if we skip this"
Most simple
Tubular ricotta-filled pastry
Covered with crumbs before cooking
Street in Berlin
"Not likely!"
Stored fodder
In one's birthday suit
"Norwegian Dances" composer
"__ something I said?"
Pre-stereo
"Name a price--I'm flexible," in ads
Intel-gathering govt. group
__ Spiegel: German magazine
My Blog of Totally Random Crossword Observations: http://glenncrossblog.wordpress.com

phaedrusX

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 08:42:32 AM »
Thanks once again for helping us all out with these. Could you post text for the Mar 4 puzzle? The LAT archive links stopped updating after Mar 3 and (I think) your updates begin with the Mar 5 puzzle. Sorry if I just missed it somewhere.

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
As requested by phaedrusX.  Actually I posted this at the end of the February topic (yes, I was too lazy to open a new one 8-)

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Mon, Mar 4, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Kurt Mengel & Jan-Michele Gianette / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
AGNES.SCAD.CLUE
TIARA.OHSO.RING
OGDENSNASH.ESSO
MIA.DENT..METES
...GARYSCOOPER.
ATTILA..ENRON..
FAUN..STLEO.TEC
ABRAHAMSLINCOLN
RUN.ARIAS..AMIE
..TINCT..ICIEST
.ROCKSHUDSON...
SAGAS..LIAR.PGA
ETON.BETTYSFORD
AILS.OARS.EERIE
TODO.GRAY.TEENS
<ACROSS>
Moorehead of "Bewitched"
Whole bunch
This is one
Sparkling topper
Extremely
"With this __ ... "
Poet's Rambler?
Gas brand in Canada
Ronan Farrow's mom
Ding in a car
Parcels (out)
"High Noon" actor's Mini?
Most-feared Hun
2001 scandal company
Deity with goat legs
Canonized pope who kept 26-Across from invading Rome
Gumshoe
President's Continental?
Stocking flaw
La Scala solos
Dijon darling
Touch of color
Most slippery, as roads
"Pillow Talk" actor's Hornet?
Complex tales
Tale teller
Tour gp. with tees
School attended by many English statesmen
First lady's Mustang?
Has a cold, say
Rowboat movers
Like horror film music
Fuss
Cloudy
Most high schoolers
<DOWN>
Split bit
1958 Chevalier musical
Nothing, in Spain
Before, poetically
Open-toed shoe
Cher's singing partner
Online talks
Beast of burden
Head-slapping word from Homer
Sleazy sort, in slang
"Pay attention when I speak"
Racing family name
They may clash on film sets
Toxin fighters
Dummy
Actress Torres of "Firefly"
Phones in pockets or purses
"That's __ haven't heard"
A distant place
"Forbidden" perfume
What things do when touched by Midas
Actress Jada Pinkett __
Flight safety org.
Fans of college sports' Bulldogs
Tech product review website
Actor Tom who said, "There's no crying in baseball"
Curved parts
Eve's firstborn
"No problem for me!"
"By Jove!"
Tight undergarment
Betting odds, e.g.
Michelob diet beer
Rattlebrained
Chair or sofa
Skin opening
Broad smile
Citrus drinks
Peat source
Organ with a drum
Lawyer's charge

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2019, 12:01:50 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Tue, Mar 19, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Gail Grabowski & Bruce Venzke / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
SHIFT.ALTO.LAST
TARRY.SHUN.OREO
SLEEPSTAGE.NORA
...NOAHS..SEMIS
ADZE.SMALLCRAFT
TEAMUSA.PEAS...
OBGYN..IGOR.ADS
NRA.IPADAIR.LOT
EAT.COWS..EDEMA
...TOTO.INDEXES
WATERSLIDE.SASH
OLSEN..FIORI...
ROAD.PUTONASHOW
THRU.RAHM.ZTILE
HASP.ORES.ESSES
<ACROSS>
Factory work period
Choral part
Stand the test of time
Hang around
Deliberately avoid
Nabisco nibble
Period with dreams, e.g.
Screenwriter Ephron
__ Ark
Rest area array
Timber shaper
Subject of some weather advisories
Stars and Stripes squad
Soup spheres
Delivery doc
Movie lab assistant
App annoyances
Gp. that isn't gun-shy
Apple tablet from 2013 to 2016
Real estate buy
Have some grub
Ranch grazers
Botanical swelling
Yellow Brick Road dog
Back-of-book lists
Summit Plummet at Disney World, for one
Bit of pageant attire
Fashionista Mary-Kate
Flowers, in Florence
Pothole's place
Perform in the theater ... and what can be done to the end of 17-, 25-, 37- and 48-Across
Drive-__ window
Chicago mayor Emanuel
Scrabble 10-pointer
Diary securer
Vein yields
Several hairpin turns
<DOWN>
Wall and Bourbon: Abbr.
Kubrick's out-of-control computer
Dublin's land: Abbr.
Faux ally
Proofer's find
Bronchial woe
Capital of Tibet
Yank
Ace's value, at times
They don't like company
Taco truck allure
Calligrapher's swirl
Wedding reception highlight
Mouth off to
Visibly healed, as skin
Advice to sinners
Messing of "Will & Grace"
Restaurant survey creator
Lexi Thompson's sports org.
Sainted fifth-century pope
Mythical horned equine
Cards with pics
Amazon Echo's assistant
Mosque toppers
Narc's discovery
Cookware items
AFB truant
Calls it off
Ready to drive, as a golf ball
Figures of speech
Hard-to-miss sign
Value
Hawaiian hi
Romanov royals
"__ shoe fits ... "
Use a wrecking ball on
In favor of
Former Mideast org.
Embroidered pronoun
World Cup shout
Jazzman Montgomery
My Blog of Totally Random Crossword Observations: http://glenncrossblog.wordpress.com

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2019, 12:01:47 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Wed, Mar 20, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Mark McClain / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
CIRCA.APPS.RIBS
APIAN.LOOK.ESAU
SOFTG.PEKINGESE
ESTEEM.MEANIES.
...GLOW..REF...
FITOFPIQUE.TACT
ATARI.LUNAR.VOW
MARYS.LOL.ELENA
ELO.HAITI.VERDI
DOTS.PEAKSEASON
...HAR..EARS...
.TAILORS.TSHIRT
TAKEAPEEK.ALLOW
AXIS.OMNI.LASSO
PINT.SODA.SWAYS
<ACROSS>
About, in dates
Words With Friends and such
They form a "cage"
Bee-related
Cry while pointing a finger
Rebecca's firstborn
General opening?
Breed also known as a Lion Dog
High regard
Nasty types
Warm feeling
Gridiron official
Angry display
Skill useful in delicate situations
Big name in gaming
Like the Javanese calendar
Swear
Catholic univ. in San Antonio
Facebook titter
Kagan on the bench
Symphonic rock gp.
Port-au-Prince locale
"Otello" composer
Towns on some maps
When the volume is the highest
Guffaw syllable
Prominent fox features
Alters to fit
Souvenir with a slogan
Survey surreptitiously
Sanction
Graph line
Westin competitor
Rope often coiled
Beer order
Pop
Moves rhythmically
<DOWN>
Detective's job
Nasdaq debuts
Breach
Hurricane strength term
Colorful reef denizen
The Eiger, for one
Work often recited
Sack holding a pig, in an old idiom
Winter sports mecca
Pass along, with dubious etiquette
"It's clear now!"
Barbershop member
"X" author Grafton
Austin-to-Dallas dir.
Do some floor work
Singer Nelson
Well-known
Writer Calvino
Seer's deck
Prescribed goal
"A tradition __ any other": trademarked catchphrase for The Masters
Declares
Housing choice
Huck Finn creator
Setbacks
Pet control ordinance
Fitting
Least forward
Didn't play
In the manner of
Bus alternative
Similar (to)
San __: Riviera resort
Transmit
Ingrid's "Casablanca" role
Optimistic
There are five in ten
Word with dance or root
Sedona, for one
My Blog of Totally Random Crossword Observations: http://glenncrossblog.wordpress.com

Glenn9999

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2019, 12:01:03 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Thu, Mar 21, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Ed Sessa / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
IMAMS.EWOK.APPS
MOVIE.MING.NOLO
SNAKEBITES.TKOS
EDIE.ELSA.PIETA
TOLDALIE.JAVA..
....KLONDIKEBAR
.ESSO..DIM.NONE
EATINTO.PAYOUTS
BRED.ARC..AMTS.
BLACKBEAUTY....
..KAYS.FMRADIOS
INBED.OTOE.URAL
DUOS.SHAKENBAKE
EDNA.TINA.FATED
DEER.POSY.LIENS
<ACROSS>
Mosque leaders
Teddy-bearlike Star Wars figure
What many icons open
Prime production
Vase-making dynasty
Legal plea, briefly
*Hazards for herpetologists
Ring calls
Falco of "The Sopranos"
Designer Schiaparelli
Classic mother-and-son statue
Didn't emulate Washington?
Programming language with a coffee icon
*Square-shaped ice cream treat
North-of-the-border gas
Not sharp
What the fourth little piggy had
Erode
Bettor expectations
Brought up
Shuttlecock's path
Dols. and cts.
*Novel narrated by a horse
Spelled-out strikeouts
Best Buy buys
Sacked out
Great Plains tribe
Eurasia's __ Mountains
Groups of two
Breadcrumb coating brand ... or, as two words, what is found in the answers to starred clues
Poet St. Vincent Millay
Funny Fey
Meant to be
Road sign animal
Fragrant arrangement
Property claims
<DOWN>
"That's enough, thanks"
Columbus' world
Be of use to
Ready to be recorded
Use one's eyes
Estevez of "The Breakfast Club"
Breaking point
Service status
Metric wts.
Treatment for 17-Across
*Pry
Novelist's starting point
Slugger Sammy
Tolling place
Karachi's country: Abbr.
"Locked Up" rapper
Iwo __
Drop down
Lines in the sand, perhaps
Hi-__ image
First name in tea
*Doggie bag item
Host of the 1950s' "Your Show of Shows"
Drop off
Keep-on connection
Cal. neighbor
Sisterhood name in a 2002 film
Mideast tunics
"The Spanish Tragedy" dramatist
"I guess it's fine"
Genealogy chart
Largest UAE city
Fuming
Like some casks
Downhill runners
Fingered
Art class subject
Birthplace of seven presidents
Oil additive brand
Org. with Vikings
My Blog of Totally Random Crossword Observations: http://glenncrossblog.wordpress.com

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2019, 12:21:49 PM »
Glen9999 is a rock star.   8)

trauer1282

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Re: PUZ, March 2019
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2019, 12:58:03 PM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
LA Times, Fri, Mar 22, 2019
<AUTHOR>
Peter Koetters / Ed. Rich Norris
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
PRESAGED.CALEB.
CATALINA.ABATED
STALINGR.SENORA
...STARKRAVINGM
CACAO..WASI....
ERAS.EDEN.GOBAD
LIL.SLAB.KORUNA
ISLAMAB.UNDERGR
NEIMAN.ELEA.NEW
ENTER.ANTE.DELI
....TODD..AARON
ELIJAHMUHAMM...
CANOLA.POPUPADS
GORIER.ANISETEA
.SINCE.SENTDOWN
<ACROSS>
Foretold
Biblical spy
California resort island
Let up
Embattled World War II city
Lady of Las Palmas
Absolutely bonkers
Source of a mole poblano ingredient
"Now, where __?"
Spans often presidentially named
'60s Hagman co-star
Turn
Rapper __ Wayne
Marble piece
Czech currency
Capital ESE of Kabul
College student
Partner of Marcus
Zeno's home
Just out
Log
Deal preceder
Place to nosh on a knish
Musician Rundgren
Braves slugger
Nation of Islam leader who was a mentor to Malcolm X
Edible oil
Online annoyances needed to complete five puzzle answers
More disturbing, as details
Licorice-flavored brew
Because
Demoted to the minors
<DOWN>
Many Chrome runners
Muppet Rizzo, e.g.
Greek vowel
Burrito seller's array
Ginsburg associate
Actress Gershon
Many an RPI grad
Limited-access internet area
Honduran homes
He played Fish on "Barney Miller"
Legal scholar Guinier
The most private of private schools": Hugh Laurie
Marine threat
It holds water
Bled
2010s Caesars Palace regular, familiarly
Out of the sack
"Heads or tails"
Vigorous spirit
Pat
Claim discovery, perhaps
Phone in crime shows
San __, Texas
Tongue-in-cheek award eponym
Wisenheimer
Proposal support?
__ Zion Church
Last: Abbr.
Turn into
Naval brass: Abbr.
Stifled
Orchard Field, today
Not to be missed
Cardio readout
Indochinese Peninsula nation
Cross letters
Become part of
Refine
Could hear __ drop
Volume One words, perhaps
Morning coat?
Title of respect, in Tokyo
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 09:04:34 PM by trauer1282 »

 


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