Sam Donaldson’s New York Times crossword—Amy’s write-up
NY Times crossword solution, 8 28 2015, no 0828
Four weeks ago at this time, I was soon to head back to my room after transplant surgical procedure. Checked right into the hospital at 5:30 that morning, so it was a hella long day. Actually had actually my initially solo outing today—went in for lab job-related and picked up groceries. Then I sat on my duff for pretty a lot the remainder of the day. My body is still functioning on healing and also acquiring that kidney anchored into place, you know.
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So! The puzzle. Loved it! So much dandy fill. Sam gives a shout-out to Deb Amlen, who responds to random New York Times bungles by saying “I DIDN’T DO IT“™. He’s also got the super-colloquial “WAIT, WHAT?” The colorful LAWYER UP at 1-Across signals Sam’s career (though that lawyers up with a taxes legislation professor?). LES MIZ, GO PUBLIC, PARSLEY, FIRE CODE, “YOU’RE OK,” FREAK OUT ON, FOISTED, and MASS EXODUS are also excellent fill. And Wanda SYKES! Love her.
Favorite clue: 12d.
Three more things:
Amerihave the right to Red Cross headquarters as watched from the hotel across 20th
Such a fun fix, and pitched appropriate in the sweet spot of Friday NYT obstacle. 4.25 stars from me.
Oh! For one more fun freestyle puzzle packed through zippy fill, don’t miss out on Sam Ezersky’s puzzle #49. I’ll let you in on a secret: It’s not really thememuch less. I loved the template. 4.5 stars.
Melina Merchant’s Wall Street Journal crossword, “Tennis, Anyone?” — pannonica’s write-up
Often while fixing, the top quality of the suffer resolves to a solitary, distilled word as impression. For this providing that was especially salient, and the word was “lively”. Not just the layout, but the other fill and the cluing and also more.22a.
Not the a lot of innovative or amazing of themes, but the puns are exceptionally well crafted and also that counts for a entirety lot. I mean it helps that tennis has actually some idiosyncratic terminology.
But tright here was so exceptionally bit creaky fill, crosswordese, fill-in-the-blanks, abbrevs., and so on. Combined via those various other positive elements currently questioned, that equals lively.
Jeffrey Wechsler’s LA Times crossword – Gareth’s write-up
LA Times 150828
I made a rejected puzzle that provided this exact same revealer: POETRYINMOTION; I had actually it clued as the Tillotkid smash (natch). I find it fascinating just how divergent the themes are. I had actually ODE move from left to ideal in succeeding template entries. Here we have actually the actual word POETRY used, and the motion itself is a change in the order of its letters. POETRYINMOTION is absolutely a good revealing answer (other than for its pesky 14-letter length!) The thematic string right here varies in area via two instances being consisted of within one word (less elegant) and also 2 doing the appropriate split-across-two-words thing. It is a six-letter string so some allowances need to be made!
Anyway, the answers:
In spite of a hefty template, this puzzle has lengthy non-layout answers. This is greatly because of grid constraints put by having actually a 14-letter revealer. The pair are ARISTOCRACY (grisly clue!) and also the slightly stilted sounding YOUAREWRONG. GEOLOGY and also BASETEN administer some science; MCENROE and also KIMMEL bring the pop culture names.
Apparently this puzzle is the first sign of Christmas: <“It came without ribbons. It came without __”: The Grinch>, TAGS is intersected by
4 Stars Gareth
Gail Grabowski’s CrosSynergy/Washington Post crossword, “By George!”—Ade’s write-up
CrosSynergy/Washington Post crossword solution, 08.28.15: “By George!”
Happy Friday, everybody! I hope you all have some great plans to look forward to in sending the month of August out in style. Today’s crossword puzzle, lugged to us by Ms. Gail Grabowski, may not have been around Curious George, yet still encountered well known human being with the initially name of George. Each of the theme answers are multiple-word answers in which the last word is also the last name of famous perchild through the initially name of George.
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Like yesterday, once you gained a hold of the theme, then it was a race to head to the various other layout answers to view if they might fall immediately afterward. (Bering Strait and also Whitewater Raft were locks, without having filled in any kind of letter before answering.) Nice little little bit of trivia around SHEBA that I didn’t recognize around stands out for me when initially looking at the completed grid (31D:
“Sports will make you smarter” moment of the day: HASKELL (5D:
Have a great weekfinish, everyone, and also I’ll check out you tomorrow!!
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