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Author Topic: NY Times Crossword  (Read 2463 times)

Brien

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NY Times Crossword
« on: September 10, 2021, 11:03:06 AM »
I subscribe to the NYT crossword and until today have been able to download through Cruciverb the puzzle as a PUZ file.  Today, it apparently is a JSON file which I am unable to read using the Standalone Classic Crosswords app.  When I click on the NY TIMES link, I get a screen saying “status: ERROR, errors, [Not Found] results”.

Any assistance, information, and even commiserating appreciated.

Deadline

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 05:08:28 PM »
I have been using Cruciverb to do the NYT XWP in AcrossLite, but today clicking on the link gives me an error page.
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BJMcBean

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 09:42:27 PM »
Waaaaaaah! I miss the NY Times in Across Lite!

SVKeeley

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 11:13:59 PM »
I guess they stopped a month late...

NYT Games No Longer Available on Across Lite as of Aug. 10

By Everdeen Mason

    Published Aug. 2, 2021Updated Aug. 3, 2021

Starting Aug. 10, we will no longer support crossword play on Across Lite in order to focus on editing more puzzles and improving our internal tools and processes. This means we won’t provide downloadable .puz files for use on that platform for future or archive puzzles. You can play the NYT crossword on our Crossword App and on desktop and mobile web. We will continue to provide downloadable PDFs for pen-on-paper play.

Thank you for supporting our team as we improve and streamline our processes to allow our editors to do what they love best: edit fun puzzles our community submits to us. If you have any technical issues when playing our puzzles, please contact NYTGames@nytimes.com.

trauer1282

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 12:59:39 AM »
As always, use your computer to copy the text below, save/paste it to a text file, and then open it with Across Lite (to solve or print) or save as .puz (to send it to your mobile device for solving there). Note: be sure not to leave any blank spaces at the end of the text file as Across Lite will choke.

<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
NY Times, Wednesday, September 15, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Sophie Buchmueller and Ross Trudeau / Will Shortz
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021, The New York Times
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
TATE.PAN.ENTITY
AREA.INA.TOUCHE
GLASSEYE.ANGERS
SEPTIC..NIP.BOA
UNO.DENTALCROWN
PETS.WOAH..EXED
...CLIMB.ASPER.
..FALSELASHES..
.DOLCE.ONION...
SORE..FIEF.TARP
POWDEReDWIG.FIR
ERA.VOW..COARSE
WORDED.HEADFAKE
ENDURE.BAR.RIEN
DESOTO.ORE.ODDS
<ACROSS>
___ Modern (London gallery)
Put down in writing?
Being
Word with rest or play
Garten of eatin'
"You got me there"
Socket replacement?
Ticks off
Kind of tank
Puppy's bite
Amazon tree hugger
Card game cry
Canine covering?
Four-footed friends
Exclamation of shock, spelled in a modern way
Crossed (out)
Ascend
According to
Batter's additions?
Gabbana's partner in fashion
Burger topping
Achy
Feudal plot
Save it for a rainy day
Old rug in a courtroom?
Cedar relative
The "E" in B.C.E.
"I do," for one
Roughly speaking?
Phrased
Basketball feint ... or a hint to 17-, 24-, 36- and 46-Across?'
Make it through a difficult period
Prohibit
"De ___" ("You're welcome": Fr.)
Alliterative "Doctor" of children's literature
Cent : euro :: ___ : krona
They can be even, paradoxically
<DOWN>
Prepares to score on a sac fly
Garfield's romantic interest, in the comics
"Short and stout" singer of nursery rhyme
Steinbeck's "___ of Eden"
Like a mathematical function that changes at different intervals
Whichever
When doubled, a 2010s dance fad
Amazon's business, informally
Like some offensive humor
Harbor hauler
Old refrigerators
Hammer ___ (certain summer Olympian)
Collaborative principle in improv comedy
"Toy Story" antagonist
Casual refusal
One end of the Iditarod
Easy-to-read newspaper
Preacher's cry
Like fish and rock walls
Inc. cousin
"Big deal"
57-Down competitor
Sends on
Once more
"Let's Make a Deal" choice
Expelled
Not many
Shaking in one's boots
Chanced
Self-grooms
Turn inside out
Competition where you might pull a calf?
Jupiter or Mars
Prefix with futurism
Indie pop's Tegan and Sara, e.g.
"I May Destroy You" network
Musician's asset

BJMcBean

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 09:16:47 AM »
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

You're the best.

marylamb

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 11:49:27 AM »
trauer1282, I cannot thank you enough!

trauer1282

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 12:18:41 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
NY Times, Thursday, September 16, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Kevin Patterson / Will Shortz
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021, The New York Times
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
BELLS.BACK.AGE.
UNION.ECHO.GOAT
LONDONAREA.OTRO
LUNE.ONEAL.GOWN
EGESTS.SPAY.JOG
THY.MAE..SUBARU
...SILVER.PRIME
.DNA.TIPIN.ALS.
SEEIN.LINING...
UVULAS..KEY.BFS
ROT.YAKS.CEDRIC
FIRS.YOURE.ROAR
EDIT.NORESPONSE
RONI.OPEN.BOCCE
.FOX.WARE.SPOON
<ACROSS>
Christmas classic covered by Bing Crosby and Bob Dylan, among others
Kind of gorilla
Second-best era
Matrimony
___ Park (neighborhood in central Los Angeles)
Neologism for the "best ever"
Six Premier League teams play in it
Other: Sp.
Apt foreign rhyme of "moon"
2016 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame
Prom purchase
Discharges
Do a certain veterinary job
Nudge
Old-fashioned possessive
Whitman of "Arrested Development"
Japanese company with six stars in its logo
With 44-Across, bit of consolation ... or a feature of this puzzle's grid?
Like 2017 and 2027
Something found in strands
Easy basket
Gore and more
Welcome at the front door
See 33-Across
Parts of soft palates
Score specification
Some significant others, for short
Crop problem
Hairy Tibetan beasts
___ the Saxon (Ivanhoe's father in "Ivanhoe")
Christmas trees
"___ kidding!"
Sound heard before many a classic movie
Make amends?
[Silence]
Certain pizza topping, slangily
Forthright
Game played on a 91' x 13' court
Attractive older fellow
Forks and knives, e.g.
Symbol of privilege
<DOWN>
Simple solution to a big problem
"Just stop already!"
Laura of "Ozark"
Mine locales
Caps or cones preceder
Cannellini, e.g.
The National Mall has more than 300 of them
Shabbily made
Famously sleepy animals
Terribly eager
Monopoly square between Marvin Gardens and Pacific Avenue
Extremely catchy tunes
Gift of persuasiveness
Like some healthier potato chips
"I did NOT need to hear that!," in brief
"Absolutely!"
Heinous
Crow
Compete in the America's Cup, say
Prefix with genetics
An ice place to go?
Lacking
Nearly massless subatomic particle
Some flower girls
Marvel character with metallic skin
Thumbs-down
Dec. 31
"Here's an idea ..."
Player at the highest-elevation N.F.L. stadium
Debacle
Metonym for the movie industry
Super Mario creature that resembles a turtle
More confident
Sag
Pixy ___ (candy brand)
Philosopher Descartes
Airer of Ken Burns documentaries

trauer1282

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2021, 12:03:27 AM »
<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
NY Times, Friday, September 17, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Mathew Stock / Edited by Will Shortz
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021, The New York Times
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
..MOHICANS.ALSO
.LEGOMOVIE.TUTU
WALLTOWALL.TSAR
RITES..TEACHINS
IDID.BRASSHAT..
SSN.TOUR.SITARS
TIG.RAG.BIC.NEA
PEPPER.STEADIES
AGORA.PEW.GOALS
DETACHES.EON...
...GLITTERBOMBS
STREET.INRETURN
LIONSMANE.AERIE
IROC.EDAM.RASTA
DEFY.NOSY.STEAK
<ACROSS>
Group whose name means "the people of the waters that are never still"
To boot
2014 animated film whose protagonist, aptly, is a construction worker, with "The"
It sticks out in a dance studio
Jam-packed
Imperial title derived from "caesar"
Quinceañeras, e.g.
Social protest lecture series
Possible response to "Who took the last cookie?"
Pentagon bigwig
Twice-hyphenated ID
Musicians are often on it
Instruments for Annapurna Devi and Anoushka Shankar
Comedian Notaro
Criticize, with "on"
Brand whose logo includes a schoolboy with a ball for a head
Largest U.S. union
Ground shaking stuff?
Composes (oneself)
Ancient gathering place
Locale for bowed heads
Aspirational hashtag
Breaks off
S_c_ _d (time in time)
Showers with sparkles
___ smarts
Reciprocally
Monkey head mushroom, by another name
Mountaintop home
Muscle car acronym
Cheese whose name is a semordnilap
One celebrating Grounation Day, which commemorates a visit by 8-Down
Go against
All up in another's business
What may be considered worse when done well
<DOWN>
Mix of many different cultures
Stared at
Red ___
Succinct "I think"
Animal associated with the Egyptian goddess Hathor
Online image
Crane of "Frasier"
Ethiopian emperor revered by 56-Acrosses
To boot
Its destruction marked a turning point in World War I
Actor Sebastian ___
Between you and me
Surrounded and attacked, with "to"
Typist's help to avoid repetitive strain injury
Team whose song "The Super Bowl Shuffle" earned a Grammy nomination
Big game
Throw ___
Short-crust pastry fillings
Wind on the water?
Cheek
Texter's segue
Sharper image co.?
Some works by Petrarch
Caution on a silica gel packet
Lady, but not the Tramp
Ones who are sent packing?
Confuse wasabi with guacamole, say
Perfect vis-a-vis good, in an aphorism
Portmanteau for a messenger bag
Water filter brand
Tiptoe, maybe
Took a dive
Tucker
Part of the mouth
Hurly-burly
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 02:14:09 PM by trauer1282 »

patricia

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2021, 12:29:17 PM »
Me, too. I get the message: File not found on server. I subscribe to both the NYT Games and the NYT digital, so I shouldn’t have any problems. What’s going on, Cruciverb?

trauer1282

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2021, 01:58:43 PM »
Hi Patricia. The problem isn't on Cruciverb - the NYT no longer creates nor posts the .puz versions of the crosswords, only the .pdf versions (see the post by SVKeeley a few entries down for details). A workaround is available for now using the text files in this forum thread (see the next post for example) using the Across Lite app on your computer to make your own .puz files for printing or use on your various devices. Hope this helps.

patricia

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2021, 02:12:38 PM »
No more on Across Lite? Bummer. I know I can do it using the NYT site, but I liked being told when I had to worry about rebuses (which I hate). Once again, the NYTXW doesn’t care about its public.

trauer1282

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2021, 01:31:36 AM »
Patricia, like you I prefer solving on Across Lite and regret that this workaround adds a somewhat tedious extra step.


<ACROSS PUZZLE V2>
<TITLE>
NY Times, Saturday, September 18, 2021
<AUTHOR>
Ryan McCarty / Will Shortz
<COPYRIGHT>
© 2021, The New York Times
<SIZE>
15x15
<GRID>
AMTS.AJAR..NCAA
COEN.MEGACHURCH
LMAO.ATAPREMIUM
.BRONZERPALETTE
OLDPRO..EMPTIED
KOREANWAR.SAC..
IGOR.PAL.TIL...
ESP.GAYPORN.TMI
...FOY.HAO.OVEN
..ART.PARLORCAR
IMPASSE..LIBATE
WENTOUTONALIMB.
ICEBREAKER.TEAM
SHAREDROOM.ERGO
HALO..DKNY.RASP
<ACROSS>
Qt. and gal.
Letting in a little light, perhaps
Org. at the center of modern "name, image and likeness" legislation
Surname on a 2010 "True Grit" poster
Home of a massive flock
"Oh, our sides are hurting!"
In great demand
Makeup kit for a summer look
No neophyte
Left with nothing
Subject of the 2018 best-selling account "On Desperate Ground"
___ fly
2010 Atlantic hurricane that was the largest up to that time
Close one
Poetic contraction
What a ganzfeld experiment tests for
Homoerotic viewing
"That's quite enough!"
Actress Claire of "The Crown"
"Ni ___" (Mandarin greeting)
Metaphor for a 100-degree day
"___, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere": G. K. Chesterton
Upgrade for a train passenger
Deadlock
Have a drink, old-style
Really risked it
Start of many a party
Join (up)
Common dorm accommodation
Post hoc, ___ propter hoc (logical fallacy)
Cause of lightheadedness?
Sister brand of Guess? and Calvin Klein
File type
<DOWN>
Patella neighbor, in brief
Some parenting websites
Tragic downfall?
Buttinsky
E-commerce alternative to Square or Stripe
Grand ___
Bio lab supply
Beat poet?
Genre popularized by Limp Bizkit and Korn
Star journalist?
Not quite right
Riz ___, Emmy winner for 2016's "The Night Of"
Squeeze
Holds the door for, say
150-year-old org. that filed for bankruptcy in 2021
Merle Haggard tune "___ From Muskogee"
Custom
Leading character
Force behind many disinformation campaigns
Started fuming
Stroke, perhaps
What might be next to cue cards
Humans, in sci-fi slang
About
Stereotypical kegger attendee
Traveler around the world
Like some sleeping problems
Aid in breaching castle walls
Kind of change
"Wouldn't that be nice"
Anime genre featuring giant robots
Made the case against?
"All right, we get it!"
Strip lighting
Mess of hair

Glenn9999

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2021, 10:13:09 PM »
Patricia, like you I prefer solving on Across Lite and regret that this workaround adds a somewhat tedious extra step.

If it helps, look into an extension (Chrome/Firefox) called Crossword Scraper.

And not so much preference for me.  I haven't met a web crossword interface that wasn't completely unusable in some way or another.  Usually I end up with a time that's 4X Across Lite or paper and a white hot rage for having to fuss with all the inadvertent typos and what not for the applet not responding correctly in some way or another.

jmh123

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Re: NY Times Crossword
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2021, 11:55:10 PM »
Thank you Glenn9999 for pointing me towards that lovely tool--it works like a charm on the NYTimes Sunday puzzle. I cannot imagine what they were thinking ditching Across Lite--that little app has changed my life!! And thanks trauer1982 for a yeoman's job of providing the text files again and again when .puz files have not been available.

 


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