However regarding the fill: Crosswordese doesn’t bother me as much as most of you here, sometimes I need it to get a toehold: What is it about Tuesday? Never heard of SKAT, so the reveal took too long, and even once I had it, it didn’t help me get the movies I’d never heard of. One drawback of xwording is that one knows, or can guess, a lot of junky fill. It was still a gimme, but I appreciate accuracy in clues. Most people just say “video blog,” because most people, upon hearing “vlog,” are just going to ask, “I’m sorry, did you say ‘blog? The mark of a good crossword puzzle is one where you don’t have to speak a foreign language, or know the names of obscure rivers in Eastern Europe, the directors of long gone movies, or who won the Baseball World Series, in order to work it.
The theme was definitely early week, but I agree with Rex that there was too much ugliness in the fill. Why make so many people miserable so early in the week! Nuclear agency established by H. Thus, DNF a Tuesday It gets you with the first sequence, showing a commercial jet, with the sound track of a little prop plane, and Jaws lurking below. At first was like “ho-hum – movies”, but then I was like “oh – they all have!
I have been in construction most of my adult life and I have never heard the term. Was shocked with yesterdays rating of challenging when I thought it was was easy.
Perhaps it’s not available in other solvers’ markets, but in my experience it’s not just a useful term for grid fill. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the grid seems crosword be suboptimally constructed.
The answer was “TOGA”. My puzzle will have to represent! I have not seen my bride clued in a puzzle in the last 3 years, since I got serious about Xwords.
Say hey to Tom Pepper if you see him. But it’s kinda cool in itself and has a neat implicit connection to the theme of movies with hyperbole.
To nitpick just a bit, “Bupkes” as I have always heard it used, doesn’t really mean “nil. What do I know about Japanese films? And I got nothing. As I dropped answers into the grid, I thought lemmin at the point where I know the answer not because I’m smart but because I’ve done a million crosswords. Quite a few names ending in A: For a Tuesday Crossword, this was awful.
Medium-tough for me also. Bob K – another of my favorite movies – never noticed the missing “? I can’t read the title without laughing.
Never heard of SKAT, so the reveal took too long, and even once I had it, it didn’t help me get the movies I’d never heard of. And while only very old people knew how to play SKAT, we all played its derivative, sheephead. And a new clue for our old friend the ERNE, adding to my knowledge of avian tail colors. Had to google before I could finish. Bubkes is Yiddish for horse or goat droppings. I damn near DNF because of that natick. Thus, DNF a Tuesday Lohengrin I’d have gotten, but Elsa?
Jack Lemmon comedy of – Crossword clues & answers – Global Clue
Cool concept, but I think this was a little difficult for a Tuesday. Fascinating how someone found Monday easy and this one difficult – in puzzles as in art and foodone man’s meat Agree with jae about the theme.
He’s sitting on the worlds’ ugliest horse, with the requisite rifles, bandaleros, the whole shebang. Most people just say “video blog,” because most people, upon hearing “vlog,” are just going to ask, “I’m sorry, did you say ‘blog? I had issues with others: That central section of the grid is so terrible For A Reason: My sincerest sympathies to all of you for whom the two words mean one and the same.
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