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Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:01 PM

Friday's New York Times crossword is mine

My 86th in the NYT. Itíll be on line Thursday 10pm Eastern Time


Cheers,

-Puzzler (AKA Martin Ashwood-Smith)

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Reply Friday's New York Times crossword is mine (Original post)
Puzzler Mar 28 OP
Phoenix61 Mar 28 #1
iluvtennis Mar 28 #7
dhol82 Mar 28 #2
secondwind Mar 28 #3
sinkingfeeling Mar 28 #4
broiles Mar 28 #5
George II Mar 28 #6
Rhiannon12866 Mar 28 #8
Puzzler Mar 28 #14
mopinko Mar 28 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 28 #10
Wounded Bear Mar 28 #11
Puzzler Mar 28 #13
BobTheSubgenius Mar 28 #12
chwaliszewski Mar 28 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 29 #18
chwaliszewski Mar 29 #19
mountain grammy Mar 28 #16
lunamagica Mar 29 #17

Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:02 PM

1. That is so cool!!

The only thing harder than solving a crossword puzzle is making one.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:49 PM

7. Ditto.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:07 PM

2. Neat!

Congratulations.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:12 PM

3. So cool! congrats

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:16 PM

4. I love puzzles of all types, especially crosswords. However, the

ones that throw me are those with a lot of celebrity names. I'm not into pop culture.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:22 PM

5. The Friday crossword is really hard.

I think that composing it is even harder than competing it.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 10:40 PM

6. I used to do the daily puzzle every day for years, and.....

.....was able to do about 3/4 of the Sunday puzzle each week. Only ONCE was I able to do the entire Sunday puzzle.

That was back when Will Weng was the crossword editor.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:07 PM

8. Coolest thing on DU today!

Congratulations! That puzzle is how other puzzles are judged, they are the best!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:38 PM

14. Thanks



-P

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:11 PM

9. boy, i feel like i might have to take a stab at it.

my mom was fantastic at crosswords. i grew up doing the local paper one, which was mostly pop culture. mom got to do the sunday one. i used to do chgo trib one when i was younger.
havent done one in years.
didnt realize till mom was gone how smart she really was. my dad got the credit for the brains that got passed down. but mom had an amazing memory, and was raised in a doting family.

i'll let you know.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:14 PM

10. Are you serious ?? Wow...my favorite thing to do!!!

Bravo!!! Can't wait

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:17 PM

11. My local paper has the NYT puzzle every day...

but I'm not sure they get it same day it is released by the Times.

But I do the puzzle every day. Well, almost every day. They get pretty hard come Fri/Sat.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:37 PM

13. Your paper probably has the Monday-Saturday puzzles

printed 5 weeks later.

Cheers,

-Puzzler

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:21 PM

12. I love the NYT puzzles.

Congratulations!

I'm also very partial to cryptic crosswords.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:42 PM

15. I started doing crosswords in 1985 while in the Navy...

and two of my favorite answers at the time (I actually didn't know what they were at first) were:

1. food scrap for Fido: ORT
2. sunken fence: HA-HA

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Response to chwaliszewski (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:05 AM

18. Sunken fence?

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 11:44 PM

16. Now that's pretty darn cool..

Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Puzzler (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 01:38 AM

17. Wow. I'm impressed

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