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Caitlin Reid’s Inkubator puzzle, “Themeless #2″—Jenni’s review Caitlin Reid is a classically trained pianist currently home full-time with four children (according to the constructor info that came with the puzzle) and both of those vocations show up in this delightful …
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David Alfred Bywaters’s Wall Street Journal crossword, “Alternate Rts”—Jim P’s review ARTY (63a, [Pretentious, or phonetically the two letters that get separated in this puzzle’s theme]) serves as the revealer today. Theme answers are normal words or phrases that have …
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Thomas van Geel’s Wall Street Journal crossword, “Kudos”—Jim P’s review The last time Thomas van Geel was published in the WSJ he delivered a solidly funny grid. And after my last outing as blogger for the WSJ (two days ago), …
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hello and welcome to episode #572 of matt gaffney’s weekly crossword contest, “What’s in a Name?!”. for this week 3 puzzle (with, supposedly, week 2 difficulty), the instructions ask us to find a Best Picture-winning movie. what are the theme …
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Elizabeth C. Gorski’s Cr♥ssw♥rd Nation puzzle (Week 416), “Earn Baby Earn!”—Ade’s take Hello there, everyone! Hope all is well and you all have recovered from whatever feelings you may have had after the Game of Thrones finale! Today’s grid is all …
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Mike Shenk’s Wall Street Journal contest crossword, “Light Switches”—Dave’s review Hi folks, Evad back in the meta recap chair while our peripatetic librarian seeks out new places to hang out and drink beer (sounds like something I should be doing …
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Gary Cee’s New York Times crossword—Jenni’s write-up This is a classic Monday theme. The second word in each two-word theme answer goes with a certain other word, and there’s a revealer. The design is interesting – the themers go both …
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Will Nediger’s Fireball contest, “Semi’d’omes”—Jim P’s review Jim P here sitting in for Laura who’s at a party conference for librarians once again. Do you ever wonder how much librarians can accomplish at a conference if the attendees are constantly shushing the …
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Natan Last’s New York Times crossword, “Hook-ups”—Amy’s write-up Neat theme from Natan. Seven familiar phrases or compounds that happen to contain a letter string that’s also a type of fish have those fish “hooked” and pulled “up” to the top …
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