Where's this week's puzzle?
"Romeo's flowery words?" Really? Hmmph.
The one thing we can always count on with Indy Crossword puzzles is that you can't count on them . . .
28 down clue mississippi explorer Robert De La is spelled SALLE. The crossword makes you put in Salee which is wrong
In the 6-17-15 crossword puzzle, "Shrewd person" is a terrible clue for HARDHEAD. "Stubborn person" would be more fair.
There seems to be a geographical error in the clue for 50 Down. A "man from Tehran (var.)" would be an Iranian, not an "Iraki." How about "Man from Mosul (var.)" instead?
I meant to say
While you might look askance because you are LEERY or wary, it does not mean you are LEERing. Am I missing something?
118 down clue "look askance"
118 answer "leer"
Please explain this to me as in my thinking these are contradictory meanings.
I've always thought that to look "askance" was to purposely look AWAY from something (often done in a side-wise manner,) usually because of wariness, distrust or skepticism.
Whereas I've always believed that to "leer" was to purposely look TOWARD something (even if done in a "side-wise" manner), usually because of sexual or malicious intent.
How can you leer at something that you can't see? Why would you look askance of something that you wanted to see?
While you might look askance because you are LEARY, it does not mean you are LEERing. Am I missing something?
This time, we got the following crossword puzzle clue What the Tin Man had that also known as what the Tin Man had 6 letters .
I hate being "that person" but FYI it's SaraH Jessica Parker
Good point Mojo. Smoke screen comes to mind, and a very tired one at that.
Well, I got it right but I couldn't believe it because I don't get the colloquy. Can anyone explain it to me?
I have never seen such a terrible crossword in my life. I keep puzzles around until I finish them and, stubbornly don't look up solutions. However, I am posting this in August because I broke down and looked up the solution today. Happy to hear I am not the only one who felt this way about this puzzle
Just a clarification: The crossword comes from Tribune Media Services; complaints should be directed at them. Here's the list of contacts: http://www.tribunemediaservices.com/contac…
I also feel this way. I've been learning how to solve crossword puzzles since I was 10. My dad and I would work on them together on Sundays. In college, I would do the crossword in the NCSU technician to pass by time waiting for a bus or time between classes. As an adult the Indy has become my go to crossword puzzle, however in the past six months I've yet to be able to complete a majority of them because of all the obscure clues being used...as well as typos in the clues and extra spaces in the boxes. My goal now isn't to complete your crossword...it's to "See 10 Down" of the Without a Song puzzle. :/
It's not even fun anymore...
One of the worst crosswords my wife and I (who have four post-graduate degrees between us) have ever encountered. A meaningless title; a repeated answer ("naps"); ridiculously obscure definitions, including:
- A French sailing term "Englished" (amured)
- A North Korean city that is not among the 10-20 most populous or important in that country (Rashin)
- A variant spelling of a Hebrew letter (ain)
- An alternative definition of a common word (screed) that does not appear in most dictionaries because it is (says the OED) "obsolete except dialectic"
- A Samoan name for a bird identified as Australian (ioa)
I mean: why bother?
I don't think you're playing fair. RELEASE does not mean at all what RELENT means; "bridge holdings" of TENACES sounds more like double canasta than like bridge; WATTLES are not GILLS; and TRIENTAL is way too obscure for even the crossword zealot.
You are not alone in this tendency to venture to the edge and over. All crosswords today except beginner-level ones seem determined to include one or two utterly impenetrable corners that can't be illuminated even with Google's help. That doesn't make it okay.
But at least you're not assuming your readers know very little about anything but TV shows, as many crossword publishers, too often including the NYTimes, increasingly do. Thank you greatly for that!
Spoonerisms are an aural phenomenon. The puzzle constructors have failed to take this into account in the case of "CULLEDMIDER". It should be "SULLEDMIDER". Either that, or they are playing fast and loose with the difference between hard C and soft C.
--end of rant--
43 down clue is inaccurate.
A pagan is a person who believes in many gods. Other definitions: one who has little or no religion; an irreligious or hedonistic person. There's a big difference between not being religious and not believing.
A nonbeliever is an atheist.
American Heritage Dictionary:
Dene: Chiefly British, a sandy tract or dune by the seashore.
Possibly from East Frisian
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