Rex Parker Does The Puzzle
Rex has mentioned before that his blog traffic goes way up on Sunday, I believe the same is true for both the online version of the puzzle and the print version (well, at least Sunday paper sales are typically the highest for most daily papers), and constructors also get paid the most for the Sunday puzzles, more than just being double-sized. Sometimes that also leads him to comment on the quality of the puzzle, sometimes not so much. We come here to express those views, and we have the right to say what we please about the puzzle because it’s a product we pay money for, like writing a review about a book purchased on Amazon. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld P. Did you came up with a solution that did not solve the clue? No worries the correct answers are below. Legendary serial entrepreneur, Parker Conrad talks about building a decacorn, a dramatic comeback following his time leading Zenefits, lessons learned and his vision for Rippling’s future. Thanks for a clever debut, Jennifer Hoelzer. Everyone does the puzzle differently. The clue on SLED wants very much to be good (22A: Toy that goes up slow and comes down fast), but it isn't because the SLED doesn't go "up" slow or at all without being carried (presumably by a human), whereas it goes down all on its own, due to gravity, whether a human is on it or not. The flatiron picture Rex posted does not fit the definition he posted, which says a SADIRON is pointed at both ends. Michael Sharp, an English professor at Binghamton reveals his alter ego as the 31st greatest crossword puzzle solver in the world and gives some insight as t. not on the same line or in the same section) I knew PENN was a university in Philadelphia, that TED talks are a thing, …. SNOW (91A: "Strangers and Brothers" novelist) — Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English physical chemist and novelist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government. The Newsday Monday puzzle used to be the paradigm of easiness—it's the first puzzle I ever tried to solve Downs-only. Rex Parker in the News FAQ City east of Montpellier / FRI 9-1-23 / Indie band whose name is a two-word command / Sanskrit for "force" / Biopharmaceutical giant in the Fortune 200 / Department store eponym / Nonfruit ingredient in some healthful smoothies / Trademark difference-maker. The district covers most of the western half of Orlando and includes much of the area around Orlando's resort parks. Dre / Nickname for the French Alexandre / Devices with Nunchuks. 8, 2021 Construction Software Some constructors still. It occurs to me that 1-Across may have originally been the constructor's surname (other changes in that corner are left as an exercise to the reader), but further editing occurred along the path to …. to the front of the answers: Theme answers:. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this kind of themeless grid design. track and field's highest award. Word of the Day: Cartwheel (19A: Cartwheels and such = HATS) — A cartwheel hat (also cart wheel hat) is a hat with a wide-brimmed circular or saucer-shaped design. Second, I had the privilege last month of getting an advance copy of Anna Shechtman's forthcoming book, The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist …. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co …. Labels: Bedouins trait, Country singer Griffith, Large food tunas, Opening for aspiring leader, Pamela Amick Klawitter, Romance of 1847, Sunday. For instance, why should I know the name of an …. If this reminds you of the good old days when you learned to do crosswords during the last regime (or even earlier regimes), I get it, we all have pangs of nostalgia from time to time. The puzzle does one thing right: double the gag for extreme wackiness at 60A: "I don't have the words / That rightly commend / Cerulean birds / And Harry's best friend " (" TO RON, TO BLUEJAYS"). Besides, Rex was quite clear that the source of the anagrams isn’t the point, all you end up with, whether the anagrams are original or not, is a few movie titles in your grid. 107 comments: Unfortunately this puzzle’s gimmick 1) does not and 2) does. THEME: "A Shot in the Dark" — in addition to two answers that have the clue [Shot in the dark] (23A: UNEDUCATED GUESS / 127A: LAST DITCH EFFORT), there are six black (so, "dark") squares that actually represent words that are also types of "shots"; each of said squares is the intersecting point for two themers, and you need to supply the word in the black square to make sense of those themers. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Morty's cartoon pal / THU 7-27-23 / Root in potpourri / Bridge columnist Charles / Actor Werner of Jules and Jim / Designation that's cheaper than vintage usually / Locale of the house depicted in American Gothic / Rea ___ graphic designer who created The New Yorker's typeface and mascot / Showcase Showdown. But that may be true for all of this week’s puzzles. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by Rex Parker at 6:10 AM. Constructor: Patrick Berry Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging THEME: "Group Formation" — four FRATERNITIES (108A: Four groups found in this puzzle) are located throughout the grid, with their GREEK LETTERS (23A: Contents of four answers found in this puzzle) entered into squares rebus-style (i. She has also acted on television, film and opera, appearing with The Metropolitan Opera. Enter the length or pattern for better results. Puzzle is building accounting software that connects to modern fintech tools to provide a real-time picture of a startup's financial health. Ratings are assigned based entirely on a subjective reading of …. The puzzle is still worth printing and solving in spite of it not being perfect in every …. THEME: none Word of the Day: BITMAPS (23D: Alternatives to GIFs) — A bitmap (also called "raster") graphic is created from rows of different colored pixels that together form an image. - by a garage sale host with a sense of humor - on tags for the items. We’ve got a meta this week – we’re asked for “a rock song whose chorus you might sing after you solve the puzzle. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: February 2023. Every weekday, I solve the New York Times (NYT), LA Times (LAT), CrosSynergy (CS), and Newsday puzzles. Rex seems to struggle to find enough good things to say about this puzzle. Wiki actually cites numerous sci/med. THEME: PICO DE GALLO (59A: Topping made with this puzzle's chopped and squeezed ingredients) — ONION, PEPPER, and TOMATO appear "chopped" inside the first three themers, and LIME appears "Squeezed" (i. The standard US crossword grid is 15x15, and now Rex Parker is also 15! Rex Parker, spanning the grid to give you the constant variety of crossword commentary: the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat (dum dum dum DUM!) Yes, Rex missed on his comment as this puzzle is nearly human free, but “football isn’t bro-ey” is a weird. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: Wetsuit vis. That tryst clue is bizarre, I agree – I got held up a bit trying to figure that one out. Have fun finding the meta-puzzle answer (it's a 9-letter word). And the thematic trick wasn't that tricky …. Word of the Day: CHET (the Jet) Walker, Basketball Hall-of-Famer (58A) — Chester Walker (born February 22, 1940) is an American former professional basketball player. There's no reason for anyone to feel defensive / self-conscious. 124A: MIND OVER MATTER [Slogan about. There is no twist, no real wordplay (except the title and the revealer, I guess). A 12-time All-Star, he also played for …. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld * *kealoa = a pair of words (normally …. A Saturday puzzle, this is not. I opened up the Rex blog with a bit of trepidation because I loved this puzzle and wasn't up for seeing it trashed. Dark Star is a 1974 American science fiction comedy film directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O'Bannon. Horace, the ancient Roman poet known for his satire, was merely being gently ironic when he cautioned young poets against using sesquipedalia verba —"words a foot and a half long"—in his book Ars poetica, a collection of maxims about writing. The highs weren't high enough today, and the lows were kinda low. This puzzle actually works pretty well if you look at it as a themeless. Games, words, people I've never heard of: OHHELL ELIASHOWE FOVEA WEN ALOHAOE TOONIE. I knew something was going with blank spaces when DEAD HEAD wouldn’t work, and NYT app took the blank spaces just fine. CLUE" (47D: "Haven't the foggiest!" or, when the first two letters are put at the end, an essential part of seven answers in this puzzle) — Seven answers can only be made sense of if you add the CLUE NO. Cleverness, wordplay, humor, and constructing masterstrokes all contribute to a puzzle’s value, and, IMO, just as greatly, so do flashes of beauty. The blog will return to a regular schedule on Friday, Dec. We found 20 possible solutions for this clue. I know that this sounds mean and cold But his shtick starts to get pretty old. Theme: Each vertical theme entry’s first word ends with P and second word ends in H. Her crosswords have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, USA …. In the Terrible Threes Department, I could have done without the texting format crossing the slender hound or the wildcat crossing the acne …. Most of it was not problematic to discern. I would like to see more of these. Well we all know that Rex has a minimum word requirement for his blog, and there's nothing wrong with that. This puzzle came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. When I make a puzzle with closed-off corners, I try to make the clues in there a little easier, since you don't have a …. , all the times he complains about having to see a word he doesn't like. With a wide variety of options available, you can find puzzles that suit your interests and provide hours of entertainment. THEME: a punny quip about a perp's predicament — THE PRIME SUSPECT / KNEW HE WAS COOKED / AFTER HE / WAS GRILLED BY THE / POLICE DETECTIVE Word of the Day: ALMIRA (51A: Titular queen of Castile in a Handel opera) — Almira, Königin von Castilien ("Almira, Queen of Castile", HWV 1; full title: Der in Krohnen …. Billy’s grid does this again and again, and that’s what I love about it. I can recognize the creativity in this one, for sure, but I never played TETRIS so it doesn't hit me on that level, and even though I'm very familiar with the basic concept of the game, the visuals felt a bit off, particularly that four-square hole. Sunday's crossword is a meta-puzzle. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by Rafa at 12:15 AM. Jeannette Pickering Rankin (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by Rex Parker at 12:00 AM. Sharp remembers the exact word that finished off his first New York Times Sunday crossword, letting loose that just-finished-puzzle adrenaline rush: "re-up. He delivered the majority opinion in Dred Scott v. Its length was about 40 feet, or 12 meters. The word meeple comes from blending the words my and people. But, unlike a beautifully cooked Sunday roast, it didn’t really hit the spot. BEGEM is something you do to an object; bedazzle is what you do to an observer. Rex is seeking perfection in every puzzle which is both admirable and frustrating. when it's a tie that's what it means cat's game. Her accolades include an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award nomination, and a …. I don’t mind when a good theme forces some bad fill - the theme is part of the solve. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co-solve with my …. The GMO reference is a better fit - corn, squash, beets, and rice. Not as fond of this puzzle as Rex (that almost never happens!). As for most, GLUON was unknown to me, but my naticky worry on the last square of the puzzle was the L. This is his 15th crossword for The New York Times in three years. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Old-fashioned trial transcriber / SUN 10-2-22 / Menu eponym / Asset when playing cornhole / About 6. It didn’t help that I think the worst clue for the theme answers was the first one, at 17A, with QUARTER LIES, which kind of put me off from the start of the puzzle. An answer in a crossword puzzle does not endorse the worthiness or humanity of a person or the niceness and sweetness of a thing. SUNDAY PUZZLE — Meghan Morris is an appellate public defender in Denver, where she lives with her partner and twin kindergartners. I assumed that the Frankenfood answer referred to lab-cultured meat (which I would totally eat) but google gave me articles about GMOs. A meeple is the playing piece or token in a board game, usually having an extremely stylized human form. "Sore-ee," but as a theme idea, I too found it MEH (and agree with Rex about the contrived MEHDE IN CANADA), but constructors here might disagree, to the extent that coming up with those answers of E followed by H and getting the maple leaf as well had to have taken some …. Surprised that "cone of silence" still has currency. Now, get too far off topic and the mods might delete …. that Rex’s opinion matters to me the way it does actually affects my solving experience. Cleverly literalizing a familiar phrase for puzzle purposes—this is a basic theme concept that can yield fantastic results. In hindsight—after reading @Rex—a fun puzzle. This puzzle gets in a couple of original "SHH" answers— CRASH HELMET and BRITISH HUMOR. The best part of the puzzle, though was the two LIMPS just before the "sex-therapy subject" clue. Rex Parker (the non-de-plume of Michael Sharp) is a solving expert who is not afraid to take Will Shortz down a notch! He is a big believer that crosswords should minimize boring wordfill, and should not assume all solvers are allergic to pop culture. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Core-building exercise that starts on all fours / MON 5-1-23 / Psychologically manipulated, in a way / Matchmaking site with a Willing to Convert profile option / Aquatic migration sometimes aided by a fabricated ladder / Hybrid fighting sport for short. The puzzle's one architectural flourish was that "3" in the themer, the one that crosses "C3PO," which I was never gonna get without the "3" (55D: 11-time sci-fi role for Anthony Daniels). Parker, Democratic candidate for president in 1904) — Alton Brooks Parker (May 14, 1852 – May 10, 1926) was an American judge. This was clued like a Thursday (i. 122 comments: Finally a Saturday puzzle PROPRE. state of Oregon, and the county seat of Marion County. So here it is, the Best of April 2023: Themed: Robin Yu, "TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE" ( Thu. What did help was getting the SW corner—loved the pairing of HELL NO and FRESNO for the -NO endings (and, similarly, loved LOGES / LUGES, and even wished they were closer together in the grid). Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co-solve with my wife. They feature fun puzzles of all types that’ll keep you entertained. What I like about the puzzle is its multiple layers of theme content, very well balanced. I wasted a couple of precious nanoseconds pondering Rex’s “backwards” comment because that is not how it works when solving the way god intended. The puzzle was ok, but I enjoyed reading @Rex more. I'm surprised Rex liked this puzzle so much; I just can't get past the completely unknown ZAZIEBEETZ crossing the non-words DONEE and HIZZONER (crossed with REI). DuBois / Popular app originally launched under the name Picaboo / Persian for country / Absence of musical ability / University in a town of the same name / Ancient worshiper of Pachamama ("earth mother") / Mineral whose name means …. Paleontologists disagree as to whether the Tyrannosaurus rex was mo. A company starting from scratch today is probably going to use a stack of financial software with t. So it does happen, but it seems Zed's system is more stable or Zed is lucky (or I'm terribly unlucky. THEME: UP A TREE — Circled letters spell out the names of 9 trees, rising up in the grid. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle · May 14, 2020 · Shared with Public New daily puzzle at the Daily Beast, constructed by Matt Gaffney—timely 10x10s …. See more answers to this puzzle's clues here. Here's the announcement from tournament organizer John Lieb: Registration is now open for the Boswords 2021 Summer Tournament, which will be held on Sunday, July 25. And an impressive amount of fun entries!!l CIAO BELLA and PEA …. Working with a pencil and paper is one of the most satisfying ways to solve puzzles. 7:42 AM Annoying that the app does not recognize the use of double zero. " With the Across answers, "TRAP" just functions as a letter string, but in the Downs, it functions as a letter string *and* a "trap door," i. Different people prioritize different things about a puzzle: Its theme if it has one, its fill, its meta if it has one, its clues, its difficulty, etc. The NW corner was the hardest By Far, partly because it contained the heretofore unheard of Little Mix and their heretofore unheard of song "BLACK MAGIC," partly because the fill was repeatedly awful, and partly because I botched an answer very badly. And then the middle of the grid ended up being pretty delightful. With a Sunday puzzle and all that real estate involved, you really do need to keep the solver guessing on every theme answer. The answer must be read as follows: WENT (2D) + OUT (in the black circle) + THE WINDOW. / Taqueria beverage / Land with an enclave on the Strait of Hormuz. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Maker of small front-end loaders / THU 10-26-23 / Curriculum overhaul triggered by the Sputnik crisis / Boating noun and verb / Polymath …. As for most, GLUON was unknown to me, but my naticky worry on the last square of the. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Protagonist of the O. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Never-seen character on TV's "Mork & Mindy" / SAT 8-12-23 / Perfectly acceptable, humorously / Serpentine symbol of rebirth, from the Greek for "tail-devouring" / Block of text duplicated and reposted online, in internet slang / True-crime series about a physician who commits gross malpractice / A baby one is …. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza used to play for the New York Mets, thus 65A: Piazza, for one = EX-MET [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook ]. If you love a great comeback story, you’ll be hard-. but otherwise a pleasant puzzle. Rex Parker's blog, "Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle," has become a cornerstone of the online crossword community. Rex really likes to dissect the theme - I forgot that this puzzle even had one (which is usually a positive in my opinion). I just admire the small insight into a mind of an “outside the box” thinker. The country extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital and largest city Lomé is located. The perils of solving late at night. That’s easier said than done—how are you even supposed to store those clunky things with multiple loose parts? You can buy a wire puzzle rack, which may be a good op. BOGO is "buy one, get one" (34D: Sales promotion acronym) [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Not as fond of this puzzle as Rex (that almost never happens!). Zhouqin Burnikel’s USA Today crossword, “Condescending”—Darby’s write-up. Again, so many unfamiliar names piling on. Well, Rex accurately elaborated on how significant the collateral damage is. I absolutely crushed this puzzle, as many of you will have as well, since it is basically a Tuesday / Wednesday-level themeless. Great write-up today, @Rex! The puzzle was tougher than "easy" for me today, but managed it in under an hour and got the happy music with no errors. Wordplay (NYT crossword column) Other Free Indie Puzzle Sites: Grids These Days (Paolo Pasco) bewilderingly (Will Nedinger) Brendan Emmett Quigley. She owns Pattern Beauty, a hair-care line for curly hair. Like others, and unlike Rex, I enjoyed the theme very much. 115 comments: Joaquin 12:12 AM It seems to me that the Sunday puzzles of the past several weeks have been cut above (or more accurately for today - a CUT! above). @Southside, include the New Yorker puzzle in your conspiracy theory - they frequently have almost identical clue/answers as the NYT. He is also the author of The Kent Family Chronicles. Causes the mildest of momentary discomfort. 5,084 likes · 71 talking about this. Meeple was coined in the year 2000 by Alison Hansel to describe the wooden figures in the game …. rexparker [at] icloud [dot] com My …. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld. Netflix heroine Holmes / THU 4-27-23 / Some adult nightclub entertainers, literally / Absolute concentration literally / Danish birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen / Characteristic of an interminable slog literally / Endpoint of the Great Wildebeest Migration / Traits that trigger repulsion. And, yeah, it is kind of funny. PUZZLE NEWS: Matt Gaffney's (amazing) Weekly Crossword Contest is going to a subscription-only basis in 2015 (and good for him—good puzzles are worth paying for). Was this the crossword puzzle of the year? Technically, yes. If you want to talk about Italy's longest river, you simply can't put in PO. Parker Conrad: 'I like working with people who have a chip on their shoulder'. It’s the first thing you do when you make your “Hello World” express server. " Most of the time, a spinning beach ball does not indicate a major problem, unlike the blue screen in "the blue screen of death. 13 ); Katherine Baicker and Scott Earl, "THERE ARE NO WORDS" ( Mon. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld *kealoa = a pair of words (normally short, common answers) that can be clued identically and that share at least one letter in common (in the same position). "Ex-Lax still exists, so there's no real reason the slang should be "dated," but it definitely is, so. Does anyone know if an eephus pitch is the same as a LOB? 2) That PAYA curry is made with “trotters” (usually goat or cow). These letter strings are meat substitutes: GOT is substituting for “goat,” DUC for “duck,” etc. I had the bizarre experience of doing another puzzle earlier today, just hours before I solved this one, that had a remarkably similar conceit—it had a progression of "single" "double" "triple" and "quadruple" phrases that were represented according the same principle as the themers in this puzzle (DOG DARE DOG DARE for "double-dog dare," for. Double the pleasure! I enjoyed the puzzle and@Rex's take-down. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle Pop Sensation Blogs I follow a touch of tuesday weld bee-spot Caustic Cover Critic Cover Junkie daily design discoveries EmiTown Female Illustrators of the Mid-20th Century Here Lies RICHARD SALA Judge a Book by its Cover L. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle Connective tissues in the leg, informally / SUN 11-5-23 / Commit a holiday etiquette no-no / Bone insert following an accident / …. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Predecessor of a copter / FRI 4-7-23 / Whack biblically / City known as the cradle of Italian liberty / Locale depicted in three paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder / Bag End resident / Title city in a 2017 #1 hit by Camila Cabello / What gets hit by a football in "Man Getting Hit by Football" in a classic episode. Specific area that allow such travel is referred to as warp zone. Some 20,000 readers a day flock to his blog, Rex Parker Does The New York Times Crossword, in search of answers about the puzzle, his idiosyncratic take on its clues, quality and level …. 8% of the earth's land / Simple recipe instruction or a hint to the answers to the four starred clues. At times, I agree with him on that front -- if this really is supposed to be the flagship puzzle of the damn Federation, then they better get the equivalent of Jean-Luc Picard to man the Enterprise every time it leaves a Starbase. You can easily improve your search by specifying the number of letters in the answer. Lawrence LeShan (September 8, 1920 – November 9, 2020) was an American psychologist, educator and the author of the best-selling How to Meditate (1974) a practical guide to meditation. as equations following this pattern: [sound] + [sound] = [regular clue]: Theme answers:. However, another definition is "a flatiron," so he's not actually wrong. Kelli Christine O'Hara (born April 16, 1976) is an American actress and singer. Oh this is bound to be a crowd-pleaser with a certain crowd. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Anyway, the limit was primarily to stop long tangential debates and keep the focus on the puzzle. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Non-English Uncle / FRI 8-4-23 / Children's writer Greenfield / Hit Broadway musical with an exclamation point in its name / Feature of open-world video games / Flashy hoops highlight for short / Chi-town fixture since 1847 / Eponym for U. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: August 2023 1935 Hitchcock thriller, with "The" / THU 8-31-23 / 2009 fantasy rom-com starring Zac Efron / 2008 rom …. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co-solve with my wife)! (2017 Pairs Division Champions. Given the poor odds of getting a first puzzle published by the Gray Lady, I’d title this one Not by a Long Shot. With their unique designs and high-quality materials, they have carved a niche for themselves in the market. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Modern reproductive tech inits / SUN 9-25-22 / Sir Isaac Newton work on the fundamentals of light / Odd-numbered page typically / Opera whose title character is a singer / Rapper with the 2011 hit album Ambition / Weekend destination for an NYC getaway maybe / Opera that aptly premiered in Egypt. THEME: SLEEP-WAKE CYCLES (57A: Body's internal clock patterns, regulated by the phenomenon seen in the circled letters) — circled squares form a wave across the grid that spells out CIRCADIAN RHYTHM. So dear player, if you wanted to explore the answers of a puzzle you left unsolved, just click the date of the puzzle. Used in a self-deprecating way. And totally shallow, performative, phony, …. But with all that repetition, the revealer needed to be great, and this one was only good. In any event, give me a plain theme that doesn’t try too hard and just hangs in the background without creating the need for a grid full of junk any day - thus, a good start to the week so far from my perspective. OLD ELI also reeks of old crosswordese (and the fawning fondness for all things Yale that has plagued the puzzle lo these many years) (15A: Yale, to alums). A recent study suggests that cats, especially indoor cats, can greatly benefit from food puzzles that force them to play with their grub before eating it. representative from Florida's 10th congressional district from 2017 to 2023. Six themers are explained by an apt title and even more one-the-nose revealer in this week’s puzzle from Evan: each oddball theme phrase is a more common phrase with a pair of doubled letters removed. Ernst Gräfenberg / Name that means "God is my judge" / Santiago of Scandal / Critic of the Great Society / Disney villain voiced by Jeremy Irons /. Garrett Chalfin’s LA Times crossword, “In the End” — Jack’s write-up. Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. On Thursdays, Matt Jones's "Jonesin'" puzzle. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe …. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular ballets of all time. With these 10 sites, you can find free easy crosswords to print, puzzles, and other resources to keep you bus. , is an editor for Elevate Labs, a brain-training app. The TWO/TWO/TWO/TWO part of the puzzle -- in shaded squares, yet -- doesn't really add to the theme density as far as I'm concerned. A liked the puzzle more than Rex Parker did. Solved it but didn't notice any 9-letter meta - will go back and take a look. First (according to their puzzle notes), Christina submitted and had rejected a puzzle (I’m assuming it was a Sunday) that was rejected because the theme wasn’t strong enough. But even without knowing what was going on, I thought WELL, ACTUALLY was a great revealer. Terrific description of how the puzzle opened up in such a pleasant way. But SALAH and HGTV was a perfect Natick for me: never heard of either. When I finished this puzzle last night, I said, out loud, “go home crossword puzzle, you’re drunk. I wanted to comment to say that "locs" is a great and fresh update to the word list. Really wish I were part of that crowd. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Start of an old advice column / SAT 12-17-22 / Forked-tailed fliers / Honorific that translates to born before / Eschews a cab, say / Outdoor event with long sticks informally / Some modern media-related speculations / Subject of a Nepali hunting license. But Rex being Rex, I had a LOL moment at getting to the end of the FARTing and finding a video of a song titled Beautiful Gas Mask. I wish Rex had posted a link to one of those videos. How long did it take you guys to …. All my puzzle takes are (obviously) informed by my own very specific biases and …. Then there was the completely gratuitous Harry Potter content (15D: Animal form …. He likes theme ideas and clues that are challenging but not forced. If you are stuck, just visit our website where you. Brandes’s USA Today Crossword, “Low pH” — Sophia’s recap. TRiPE was just his first, erroneous, guess. Like @Rex, I stumbled momentarily on the rebus idea by thinking world’s end was the answer at 13A, but the circle and the down checked out for another TWO. SINEAD (Irish form of Jane) — Once again, the New York Times finds a way to clue a woman's name as anything but an actual famous person with that name. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle · May 14, 2020 · Shared with Public New daily puzzle at the Daily Beast, constructed by Matt Gaffney—timely 10x10s based in current events. This eventually caught the attention of New York Times' puzzle master Will Shortz who eventually became a friend of Sharp. Eric H on Friday, November 3, 2023; PJ on Friday, …. She, of course, wishes the stupid pandemic would be over already and the world could get back to normal. Friday, December 31, 2021 Constructor: Meghan Morris Relative difficulty: Challenging THEME: none Word of the Day: ambigram ( 19A: Kitchen brand whose name is an ambigram) —. That ROTUND - AVICII block was fantastic. Glad to be spared a Rex rant against books with stereotypes, JKR references, American Indian slurs, and casual references to the coronavirus (though I would agreed on the last one - RONA ugh). Rex Parker in the News FAQ Journalist Skeeter in the Harry Potter books / SUN 7-10-22 / Artless nickname / Roman emperor after Nero and Galba / Rocker John whose surname sounds like a leafy vegetable / Defunct company of accounting fraud fame / God whose name sounds almost like the ammunition he uses / Movement championed …. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle A Crossword Blog Feed: Crispy plantain chips / MON 10-30-23 / Freshwater eel of Japanese culture / Colorful marine invertebrate / Mon October 30th, 2023. TSK and PFFT in the same puzzle is a spittle too far. Rex, Loren, and Lewis were worth the price of admission. (in classical architecture) a long flat surface between moldings on an architrave. It's a game of skills the cat goes one way and the mouse goes another. Stellan Skarsgard would have made a wonderful Ove, and I think Swedish actors acting IN Sweden would deign to actually do it in English and show us that they have the same sense of humor and humanity that we do in the US. Which reminds me, the fill in this puzzle does, at times, have a kind of quaint, bygone feel to it in places, with STENO POSER BALOO and MA'AM, and then a bunch of time-worn repeaters Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co-solve with my wife)! (2017 Pairs Division Champions. She is known for starring as Kelly Taylor throughout the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and Val Tyler on the sitcom What I Like About You (2002–06). Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: Riddles in Buddhism. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: September 2021. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by Rex Parker at 5:45 AM. Obviously, every blogger who opines on the puzzle has biases but Rex just gets carried away with everything, including his lack of objectivity. If you want to do a really, really good themeless puzzle, just go back and do yesterday's puzzle again. Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by Rex Parker at 5:55 AM. THEME: "Artistic Differences" — famous works of art have one letter that is both wrong *and* correct (you have to put both wrong and correct letters in the square for the Down crosses to make sense); there are two clues for each theme answer, one that is wrong and wacky, followed by one that is correct; the wrong letters, taken together and in order, end up spelling FORGERY (124A: Apt word. Studies suggest that the Tyrannosaurus rex also practiced cannibalism. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver …. The mid length downs were solid - QUANTIFY, HUGGABLE, TAKES TEA all top notch. He was the Democratic nominee in the 1904 United States presidential election , losing in a landslide to incumbent Republican Theodore Roosevelt. In "single hand" liar's dice games, each player has a set of dice, all players roll once, and the bids relate to the dice each player can see (their hand) plus all …. law, a radio station must disclose songs they were paid to play on the air as sponsored airtime. 125 comments: Joaquin 12:20 AM To all those who did not know that @Rex would pan this puzzle, I say this: “Welcome first-time readers of the blog. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] Save And Share : Posted by malaika at 12:01 AM. URI and ELLISON were the biggest stumbling blocks for me here, plus I really wanted "birds' eggs" over BIRD EGGS, but the rest of the short stuff seemed like standard crossword fare. Registration is now open for the Boswords 2023 Winter Wondersolve, an online crossword tournament which will be held on Sunday, February 5 from 1:00 to 4:30 p. But right now it's just feels -- ARGH! I went back to the doctor this …. THEME: "Season to Taste" — two-part cookie names have their first and last parts clued separately, and the two parts appear on either side of an image; these images turn out to be COOKIE CUTTERS (11A: This puzzle's images, in two different ways), because the image both "cuts" (i. this blog got a nice mention in the NYT yesterday (8/24), in a very unexpected place: Wesley Morris's reflections on the 2004 (!) movie season. But in the 17th century, English literary critics decided the word sesquipedalian could be very useful …. No one has ever claimed that Rex Parker, or the commenting community, are neutral. It’s hard enough, when making a puzzle, to put long answers (eight letters or more) side-by-side, or one above the other, without forging ugly crosses. Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging (more one or the other depending on how long it takes you to figure out the gimmick) THEME: "COVER YOUR EYES!" (40A: Warning before a gory movie scene or a phonetic hint to answering four rows in this puzzle) —four 15. With a tennis star crossing a cereal brand and a geographical toe reference, that NW corner was a BEAR, but eventually the puzzle eased into enjoyable Monday fare. This forced a large dose of nasty tasting medicine in the form of esoterica and abbreviations which like castor oil gags you out. I don't think I've heard the term SQUARE MEAL much on its own. Thought, "There are probably lots of schools in Houston but the most famous one is RICE. Togo covers 57,000 square kilometres (22,008 …. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Former name of a Kansas arena that commemorated a 1976 U. New York Times Thursday, July 20, 2023 NYT crossword by Drew Schmenner, No. lobbying group with a Star of David in its logo / Savory pastry whose name comes from the Spanish for "breaded" / Wilford who co-starred in 1985's Cocoon / Movement whose name may derive from the French for "hobbyhorse". Here’s how to find crossword puzzles to. Labels: Finn Vigeland, Matthew Stock. She does not say thanks and looks at me like I'm a sex pest @ luckmachine My memory of this job will be one of uncomfortable chairs, crossword puzzles, and uneasy relationships. @kitshef: Agreed, this lovely puzzle by KAC counters the NYT’s overall trend to easiness. A Tyrannosaurus rex stood about 15 to 20 feet tall, or 4. Let's start with the last bit first—I ran into a completely unexpected kealoa* at 2D: …. The Popularity of Rex Parker Crossword According to records, Parker's blog is current viewed by close to 7,000 visitors every day generating conclusions that there are still a huge number of individuals who. Then I noticed all of the words highlighted in bold in Rex's blog and realized that they may be considered 'easy' to a longtime, avid NYT solver, but an average off-the-street person would/should know NONE of these. There’s no agreed-upon criteria about what a 5-star vs. THEME: "CONGRATULATIONS / ON PASSING YOUR / EYE TEST" (17A / 28A / 47A: "a message suggested by this puzzle's circled letters") — circled squares contain and are arranged like the letters found on a standard eye exam chart. Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of paying a commercial radio station to play a song without the station disclosing the payment. This made CLUB and AIDE clear, and bam, down went LIONSGATE (a very …. A literary puzzle for me, a literature professor, on my birthday (true story). With so many different types of puzzles available online, it can be hard to know which ones are best for you. I've gotta disagree with Rex's comment that this was "too much like a connect-the-dots puzzle. I have concluded that Rex's prejudices influence his critiques too often. That’s as ridiculous as if I showed up to a party at your house and got upset when you asked me to stop singing communist anthems and quoting Kropotkin. pal of Forrest Gump / FRI 7-23-21 / Crystal gazer's lead-in / Classic hit that begins My friends feel it's their appointed duty / Elusive thing for a popular show / Oversize letter at the beginning of a chapter. descriptions of the endings, all of which contain characters and verbs that appear in the movie titles): Theme answers: THEY FOUND NEMO (32A: 2003 Pixar animated adventure) ("Finding Nemo) …. Lewis as the primary location for his series of seven fantasy novels for children, The Chronicles of Narnia. The fill is also a little limp today—lots of overfamiliar 3-4-5 stuff (LOO ANO ITT ITOO TIARA HERR NYT IAMB SOS UNDO and REDO etc. This is a puzzle that would have worked, for me, better in a print version where I could have circled the asterisked clues — solving on the phone one had to memorize where they were, and they were spread out (i. An unfortunate ding on an otherwise super fun puzzle! Evan Birnholz’ Washington Post crossword, “Peak Experience” —Matthew’s write-up. He graduated from Bradley University in 1962 …. ; she and her husband have owned and operated a lawn and landscaping business for 33 years. This one I couldn't figure out without the revealer, so the joy was lessened, but I did admire it. Editorial genius! Anyway, now you know. It's a mix of history and memoir, all about women's (including the author's own) relationships to crossword puzzles and crossword culture. as clued)) and some baddies (really hard to work up any love for ECOHOTEL or VTUBER). Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter] Save And Share : Posted by Rex Parker at 12:01 AM. a wooden board or other flat piece of material such as that covering the ends of rafters. ) Good catch, @Tom T on the reverse diagonal. Today we have Rex, who does a zillion puzzles a week and is certainly familiar with the concept of “close enough for CrossWorld” actually commenting about BOTH - gees, what could be more straightforward than that - if you take this one and that one, you took BOTH of them. USA Today, 02 03 2022, “Low pH”. We’re used to such fun complexity every week from Evan. The Dougie (/ ˈ d ʌ ɡ i /  DUG-ee) is an African-American hip hop dance generally performed by moving one's body in a shimmy style and passing a hand through or near the hair on one's own head. Rex Parker Confluence, New York I am the Greatest Crossword Solver in the Universe (when I co-solve with my wife)! (2017 Pairs Division Champions, …. @Rex: your assessment of “trick ending” is somewhat unfair since all of the crosswordese Google hits refer to answers to the clue “Trick ending?”, e. My path through the puzzle went like this: sloooow start, destroy the SE like a BALLER, pretty whooshy through the SW and up to the NW, total standstill in the NE. At 53A, the clue reads “Activities that. " Showing up in an article about crosswords: expected. O me of little faith! Rex loved it as much as I did, and for all the same reasons. Where I part from Rex is with the theme answers. Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929 – December 14, 1980) was an American professional baseball player who was a catcher and a left fielder. team with a logo of a bird’s head, for shortARI Tiring journeySLOG Something you might pick up from a restaurantAROMA Conjunction in a textCUZ Grammy-winning jazz singer/pianist … NYT Crossword Answers 07/20/23 Read More ». Puzzle seemed slightly on the easy side - except for the NW. Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to challenge your mind? Look no further than free online puzzles. [7, 9] appears at the end of the clue for KEVIN KLINE because "seven nine" rhymes with KEVIN KLINE: Theme …. / Rock band with the 2023 album "This …. USA daily crossword fans are in luck—there’s a nearly inexhaustible supply of crossword puzzles online, and most of them are free. THEME: "Artistic Differences" — famous works of art have one letter that is both wrong *and* correct (you have to put both wrong and correct letters in the square for the Down crosses to make sense); there are two clues for each theme answer, one that is wrong and wacky, followed by one that is correct; the wrong letters, taken together and in …. Rex is a pretty accomplished constructor honestly, but he has very inconsistent standards when it comes to clues/entries. ) Also, I've never heard "Spinning beach ball of death. ” JohnH says: January 28, 2023 at 10:37 am Thanks. By night, he is the author one of the nation's most successful crossword puzzle blogs: Rex Parker. marciem says: July 23, 2023 at 4:55 pm I’m guessing the intent was only the second “um” works. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Gen Zer who might be into faux freckles and anime / SUN 3-26-23 / Nickname for Luigi / Things a plangonologist collects / The museum of social decay per Gary Oldman / Do to do delivery / Kapoor of Slumdog Millionaire / It's 2. The full solution for the NY Times July 20 2023 Crossword puzzle is displayed below. GREW A SPINE was solid as was the spanning KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON crossing YEAH ABOUT THAT. Aimee Lucido and Ella Dershowitz’s New York Times crossword, “Heads of State”—Nate’s write-up. Word and logic puzzles are a wonderful way to engage the mind on lazy Sunday mornings, and they’re also useful educational tools for children. One of the words in each theme answer, when doubled, is the title to said song. Very much the kind of thing one expects to find on a Friday. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Johnnycake grain / SUN 7-16-23 / Certain tree-hugger / D. 31A: Spot for a mic clip (LAPEL) — the puzzle is weirdly fixated on LAPEL mics this past week (LAPEL MIC was an answer I don't know, very recently). I thought that Rex would explain it all to me in the morning. NYT Crossword Puzzles / By Rex Parker'son. He is best known as the director of 2018's Crazy Rich Asians, the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature a majority cast of Asian descent in a modern setting since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Literally "Three teeth" / SUN 9-24-23 / Reaction to the 1950s culture of commercial consumerism / Insurance company with a purple heart logo / First plant on earth it's thought / Marine character whose name has four consecutive vowels / Product once marketed with dancing silhouettes / Dutch explorer Tasman for whom an. The People's Republic of China (PRC) administers the part of the historical county on mainland Chinaas Lianjiang County, which claims the entire archipelago to be its Mazu Township (馬祖鄉; Mǎzǔ Xiāng; Mā-cū hiŏng). Rex Parker has his views, you have your views, and I have mine. There are solvers of all different speeds who read this site. THEME: "What's Hanging?" — theme answers are in the shape of a DROP-LEAF TABLE, with the leaves down (105A: Piece of furniture with parts that fold down, as depicted seven times in this puzzle); so the theme answers (which are clued in the first "leaf"—an apparently short Down answer) run up for a few letters and then Across for …. They also do this with MEL (VIN), but in my experience it's far more common for female names. Rex hasn't liked too many recent Sunday puzzles, but I get the feeling that he is a nitpicker by nature and not easy to please. The Tyrannosaurus rex primarily used its teeth to defend itself. I do enjoy word puzzles within my puzzles much more than Rex does. THEME: "Parlor Trick" — the grid is supposed to look like a PACHINKO game, kinda. THEME: SWITCH JOBS (56A: Change careers, or a hint to this puzzle's theme) — "___ A ___" phrases, where you have to switch the two words in the "blanks" if you want to make sense of the second half of the clue—all clues are written as want ads, with the first half indicating one kind of "job" and the second half indicating another: …. Name themes are often real dicey for segments of the solving population, depending on …. Word of the Day: ZARA (Multinational clothing retailer based in Spain) — ZARA (Spanish: ) is a Spanish multi-national retail clothing chain. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Leaf-wrapped Turkish dish / 7-30-23 / Bit of Old Norse / Publicly makes fun of, slangily, with "on" / Social movement that Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed "the most American thing in America" / Sliced into thin strips as carrots / Verb for a biblical cup / Leaf-wrapped Mexican dish / Choctaw word for "people," as seen in a. Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging (for a Monday) THEME: L__CKS VOWEL SHIFT — Each theme answer is a word or phrase that begins with "L—CKS" or "L—X" (alternating). A few more things: 1A: Company that acquired Skype in 2005 (EBAY) — not really paying attention to the year in the clue, I wrote in ZOOM39D: They parallel radiuses (ULNAS) — one of two places where I was like "please be the English -s plural, please be the English -s plural," and it was (the other place was CONCERTOS). Excited to be with you today to talk about your Monday puzzle while Rex is traveling. As if ATREE weren't annoying enough as a partial answer, this puzzle had to go and riddle it up, thereby calling attention to it, highlighting it in neon yellow, rather than cluing it as a much more humble fill-in-the-blank so we can just solve it and forget it ever existed (108A: What's clothed in summer and naked in winter, per an old riddle). Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the …. Sheesh! Here we have this lovely puzzle where the bar is raised above a word, and Rex can't just accept it. Crossword puzzles can be fun, challenging and educational. rebused) inside a square in the fourth themer: Theme answers:. THEME: none Word of the Day: John JAKES (16A: "North and South" writer John) — John William Jakes (born March 31, 1932) is an American writer, best known for American historical & speculative fiction. The body of the puzzle, however was certainly crunchier than the average Tuesday. @Nancy (10:06) -- On your recommendation, I went back and resolved 3/8/15, enough water under the bridge to seem like a new challenge. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword (Michael Sharp) …. Perhaps his joyful trickiness is catching? On a completely different topic, there is a thought-provoking and revealing “letter to the editor” from Gene Weingarten printed in full at Rex’s blog. Ps I enjoyed the puzzle, especially liked process of using the “merged” answers to back into the incomplete answers in the lanes above. Regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time, she is a five-time Olympic champion, the fastest woman alive over the 100 m, and the third-fastest ever over 200 …. Yours in puzzling, Christopher Adams, Court Jester of CrossWorld. This puzzle can be summed up pretty succinctly - a gimmick puzzle loaded with garbage clues and entries (with RORQUAL, PISANO and …. I like @Joe Dipinto's (1:06) idea of the phrases being written. Needless gendering anger at crossword clues (why does the constructor need to gender the way you want?), annoyingly using YMMV and yet being patronizing about the puzzle using IRL, saying Hamilton is overrated clearly just to be cool and contrarian, obnoxiously using the word “olio,” needless virtue signaling by making some …. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. While primarily known as a poet and translator of Dante's Divine Comedy, he also wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and long …. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: Instagram hashtag. In response to a long history of discrimination against Black people's natural hair styles, many are dropping the pejorative "dread" of dreadlocks and using …. There is a LOT i like about Rex - mostly his very clever writing - but it does drive me crazy when he likes a puzzle but spends most of the writeup demolishing it. I got BRANDISHING and SHORTENING early on, but because of the reference to Norma in the BRANDISHING clue, thought the SHORTENING had to do with leaving out a second D—BRAND dISHing. It may be made in a variety of materials, including straw or felt and usually has a low crown. The extra indirect article in the first one is annoying, but the other two are OK. But, "OOH, that's going to leave a [black] mark" on this puzzle is what I posit. This puzzle was authored by DesirÃ©e Penner and Jeff Sinnock and edited by Will Shortz. " felt like it could be a valid agency, and "cup" is a word; Also I had "on a" instead of ONO. Any puzzle will be difficult if the constructor sifts through the dictionary and finds the most archaic words available, then shoe-horns them into the grid. [“But there is a silver lining…”] = ON THE BRIGHT SIDE (sidewalk) 43A. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle | 5m 26d ago. Among my faves: STEER CLEAR, MOON SHOT, BEACH READ, ART HOUSE movies, a PICK-ME-UP, …. 5 inches on a standard piano / Help page initialism / German physicist with an eponymous law / One-named singer whose last name is Adkins / 2015 inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Usually I feel just about as negative as he does. The standard US crossword grid is 15x15, and now Rex Parker is also 15! Rex Parker, spanning the grid to give you the constant variety of crossword commentary: the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat (dum dum dum DUM!) Like the puzzle much more after reading Rex and the other comments. Get him out of my puzzle, you demand. in a see-through heavy plastic bag in a zipper. [Follow Rex Parker on Twitter and Facebook] And that kind of puzzle never does much of anything for me. Also liked the DELI and RYE neighbors in the southside. He got into crosswords in early 2020, had his first NYT puzzle published (at age 18) in September of 2021, and his six puzzles include a Friday and three Saturdays. If you’re looking for free jigsaw puzzles to play, look no further than these five websites. A slang term for ZIP is “A goose egg. Once again, it me, indie crossword person Christopher Adams, here to fill in for Rex, and on a Sunday no less. The best puzzle and the best Rex for months and months. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Police officers in British slang / FRI 6-2-23 / Arctic food fish / Attendants at a saturnalia / Website with a No Fear Shakespeare section / Any of the "Bad Boys" in the 1980s-'90s N. It is typically imposed at the time of a transaction, as in the case of a sales tax or value-added tax (VAT). / drag hockey maneuver / Restaurant …. This was a really fun puzzle but just like Rex said once I figured out the rebus and the names it fell quickly. XWord Info is a lifesaver, with a nearly complete archive of New York Times crossword puzzles and statistics. Instrument played with a mezrab : SITAR. I solved online so entered each word twice, ignored the extra, duplicated letters on the down answers, and thought it was messy. The circled letters spell out different types of “walks,” which explains the puzzle title, “Walk Around the Block. Pavlova is a meringue -based dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Only a small area of what is historically Lienchiang County is under the control of the ROC. THEME: RHYMING (46D: Like 17-, 26-, 40-, 51- and 64-Across, with respect to the numbers in their clues) — every word in every theme answer rhymes with a number; relevant numbers appear at the end of each theme clue, e. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Hallucinogen from a cactus / THU 12-9-21 / Rob with four Super Bowl rings familiarly / Home to the largest Goya collection in the world / One's parents slangily / Set certain underwater traps / Sleekly designed informally. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Toluca lucre / SUN 12-25-22 / Nickname of Looney Tunes animator Ben Hardaway / Grilled cornmeal cake popular in Latin America / Purple-crayon-carrying boy of children's literature / Cat breed with a shabby-sounding name / Animal whose name comes from the Narragansett word for twig-eater / The Rose City …. The Sunday puzzles have been disappointing of late. once i got most of the letters of russian doll from the downs, i could see the gag. I do agree with Rex on the two corners feeling claustrophobic - I was very relieved to get out of both with my fingers all intact. The other theme entries are familiar phrases but clued with respect to a popular song (i. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Phallic object worshiped as a symbol of Shiva / SAT 6-3-23 / Enthusiastic approval in a text / Byzantine emperor known as "Rhinotmetos" ("the slit-nosed") / Part of the Tuscan Archipelago / One of the so-called eight limbs of yoga / City in northeast France home of the country's oldest church. "dress" does not always mean an actual dress (an attached skirt and bodice), "dress" is also a term for clothing in general. Oh Rex, Rex, BEGEM and bedazzle do NOT mean the same thing. Ironically, the one part of this puzzle that was not a ROMP for me was the ROMP section. If you are stuck, just visit our website where …. Thank you for peppering this puzzle with beauty today, Kiran, and congratulations on your NYT puzzle debut. Because you already know they're to be filled in with …. It is widely considered to be …. As OFL points out, “There's a sense of play and humor in the (Nam Jin Yoon) grids that is unmistakable and irresistible. There are eight theme entries in this puzzle, at 24-, 30-, 54-, 66-, 68-, 85-, 104- and 116-Across. This puzzle charmed me as did Theodor Geisel when I was a child. Pump up the vole would work for the clue. Williams Relative difficulty: Medium (Easy then one wrong answer in the SE corner stopped me cold) THEME: none Word of the Day: TAGINE ( 15A: Slow-simmered stew of northwest Africa) —. The Crossword Solver found 30 answers to "___ Parker does the NYT", 3 letters crossword clue. Rex Parker in the News FAQ One-named former wrestler who twice won the W. 1 The belief you should arrive at the Rex Parker blog to bitch about the puzzle you're already grumbling over in your head. Sir Frederick Henry Royce, 1st Baronet , OBE (27 March 1863 – 22 April 1933) was an English engineer famous for his designs of car and aeroplane engines with a reputation for reliability and longevity. THEME: SNOWBALL EFFECTS (33A: Developing phenomena literally depicted three times in this puzzle) — three Across answers unfold gradually, box by box, with letters accruing in each box, one letter at a time, so instead of GROW, written in the grid at 1A: Gradually develop, literally, you get "G" and then "GR" and then "GRO" and *then* …. While he didn’t see the puzzle in print, he knew it had been accepted. Then I went back to read @Rex's write-up -- 'twas a guest post by @PuzzleGirl full of bright wit. An answer in a crossword puzzle does not endorse the worthiness or …. [Exclamation at a Chinese New Year Parade?] = WHAT A DRAGON. THEME: DOUBLE CROSS — (64A: Betray … or a hint to what’s found in this puzzle’s shaded squares) — There are four shaded crosses in the puzzle where the intersecting words each could be placed after the word “double” to form a common phrase. Rex Parker in the News FAQ Home run specialists slangily / THU 1-19-23 / Postseason game played in Phoenix / Party in a biblical swindle / Guru's honorific / Audibly blown away / Skilled climber in the logo of Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park / Candy originally marketed as a smoking cessation aid. Evan Birnholz’ Washington Post crossword solution, “Peak Experience,” 11/6/2022 Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword (Michael Sharp) Sally's Take on the USA Today Crossword (Sally …. This puzzle works much better if you solve it the way god intended, on paper. Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle is a daily blog which reviews the NYT Crossword. Boxer Wolfe who played Artemis in Wonder Woman / SUN 11-7-21 / Star Trek virtual reality chambers / Make a flying jump onto a slope / Disney film with more than a million hand-drawn bubbles / Seasonal fast-food sandwiches that aren't halal / Quaint locale of first-aid supplies / Vegetable in bhindi masala / Behaves like a fool informally / Bespectacled Peanuts character. In 1871 it was rebuilt and reopened as the Royal Victoria Palace. THEME: Themeless Word of the Day: PHASER (Fictional weapon of the 23rd century) — Phasers are common and versatile phased array pulsed energy projectile weapons, first seen in the original Star Trek series and later in almost all subsequent films and television spin-offs. Online puzzle games are becoming increasingly popular as a way to pass the time, challenge your brain, and even make some money.