August 31, 2011

Water Under the Bridge

As I've said before, the best way to deal with hurricanes, tornados, flooding and power outages is to think of all as a wonderful camping trip gone horribly, horribly wrong.


Too many blocks. Too many words. But every other incarnation ended up being nonsymetrical, so I'm just going with this one.

I was going to clue 1-Across as Paris Hilton's U.K. version of her American reality show, but I'm sure not sure very many people would know about that. So I went with a more inferable clue. I think. Tough corner, that one.

More betterly-made puzzle coming Monday.

Across Lite puzzle:
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August 22, 2011




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August 11, 2011

Good to Go


Does Lindsay Lohan have any friends that she allows to tell her "No"?

It's amazing, the pictures that show up when you type random words into google images.

Anyway, "Good to Go" was the title of this past Sunday's NY Times crossword puzzle. In the comments at the Fiend, Joon Pahk mentioned that, from the title, he'd anticipated a different theme from the one that was used. Well, I liked Joon's anticipated theme idea so much that I had to use it. (That and the fact that I'm always on the lookout for theme ideas.)

So, this one is just some sillyfun easy-ish puzzlin'.


Whipped up the grid on Sunday, but only now (Thursday) have I finally gotten around to cluing it. (Yes, I will be late for my own funeral. Thanks for asking.)

Across Lite file, of course:
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August 04, 2011

Going, Going, Gone


Mickey Mantle once said, "If you're looking for a role model, don't be like me."

Yes, he was living the high life, with the booze and the carousing. But, in 1959, what red-blooded American boy didn't want to be like him? Or his late rival from across the river, Willie Mays, who's traitorous owners had just moved his team to San Francisco? He seemed to survived it, anyway.

Speaking of whom, if you're interested, here's the full-length, inaugural episode of Home Run Derby with none other than Mickey Mantle vs. Willie Mays, originally broadcast January 9th, 1960.

But y'all come back now, y'hear?


Across Lite puzzle:
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