Blog Feed Initials Crossword Clue 3 Letters
Blog Feed Initials Crossword Clue 3 Letters – Scandal / Catchphrase for Olivia Pope on SAT 10-16-21 / Eighth Avatar of Vishnu / Back camera and satellite maker for NASA
Word of the Day: TOGO(54A: Its song is “Terre de nos aieux”) — Togo (/ˈ toʊ ɡoʊ / ( listen ) ), officially the Togolese Republic (French: République togolaise), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Ghanatothe West, Benintothe East and Burkina Fasotothe North. The country extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, where its capital is the large city of Lomi. Togo covers 57,000 square kilometers (22,008 square miles), making it one of the smallest countries in Africa. With a population of approximately 8 million, it is also one of the narrowest countries in the world, with less than 115km (71mi) of width between Ghana and its slightly larger eastern neighbor, Benin. From the 11th to the 16th century, various tribes entered the region from all directions. From the 16th to the 18th century, the coastal region was an important trading center for Europeans to purchase slaves, earning Togo and the surrounding area the name “The Slave Coast”. In 1884, Germany declared an area including present-day Togo as a protectorate called Togoland. After World War I, the administration of Togo was transferred to France. Togo gained its independence from France in 1960. In 1967, Gnassingbe Iademal staged a successful military coup after which he became president of an anti-communist, one-party state. Finally, in 1993, Eyadéma faced multiparty elections, which were marred by irregularities, and he won the presidency three times. At the time of his death, Eyadéma was the longest-serving leader in modern African history, having been president for 38 years. In 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbe was elected president. He continues in office till 2021. Togo is a tropical, sub-Saharan, whose economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, with a climate that provides good growing seasons. Although the official language is French, many other languages are spoken, especially by the GB family. The largest religious group consists of those with indigenous beliefs, and there are significant Christian and Muslim minorities. Togo is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the South Atlantic Treaty Organization for Peace and Cooperation, the Francophonie and the Economic Community of West African States. (Wikipedia)
Blog Feed Initials Crossword Clue 3 Letters
Wow, haha, yes. This puzzle. Because NYTXW often settles for “okay” or “good,” sometimes I forget what a high level of puzzle-making looks like. Reasons for this range from “obliging and perhaps cronyism to accept the riddles of your friends and long-time associates” to “coasting” to “being deeply committed to the idea of the last century at the top level’.” It really is time to change the staff at the top. It’s long overdue. But let’s get to the point. , it’s a statement puzzle. “Hold my beer” puzzle. “Yeah, your puzzles are nice and all, but …” puzzle. I mean, I winded … any time. Not once. Nonce (“nuns,” pronounced , that should be a word). Well, I’m a bit biased at UNIPOD (how does that stop??), but otherwise, I can’t remember when I’ve seen a cleaner or gingerer puzzle. No weak spots, tons of bright spots. That’s a model. Stare at it, builders. , and … well, you might get a little frustrated, maybe for a minute or so, but then take heart, be encouraged, chase this level of goodness. It’s possible. But seriously, Eric and Even with Caitlin (two excellent constructors), this is next-level work. Each time the answer bounced back, and a single clever clue that seemed a little vague on its own (insect repellent) brought the bounce back (6D: Check for bugs—that’s some good misdirection right there). Riddle lash! So nice and not so established that older people (ie me, most of the solving population) feel left out. And perhaps that’s the real achievement here: it truly feels like a puzzle for anyone, everyone. It’s all over the map (figuratively and literally—hello, Togo!), in all demographics, trying to get all the solving people in the world to unite to have a good time. Do you need a sample collaboration crossword for the 21st century? It’s managed!
Rex Parker Does The Nyt Crossword Puzzle: Onetime Popular Blog That Covered Manhattan Gossip / Wed 7 14 21 / Crime Drama Set In The Midwest / Hayes With Three Grammys And An Oscar /
There’s too much goodness to count, but let’s start with the casual conversational vibe of this thing, which sets such a pleasant tone. “Hey now!” “Nice one!” “No spoilers!” “Are we good?” Then layer in the slanginess of SCREW UP, GO ROGUE, and ON THE FENCE. AGENDER, PLUS SIGN and the blackness of James Baldwin, Rihanna, Olivia Pope and James Baldwin, NOVAS and the explosiveness of volcanoes, the taste of mangoes and CONEY ISLAND hot dogs. It is so dense with goodness. And the short answers don’t buckle. What makes you mad? IDES? UNO? ERIE? Man, if you think you really need to commit to NITS, that’s problems. They’re just normal. “common” in the sense of “most seen” and common when common is (ironically) rare. I probably wouldn’t have indicated COO as an abbr., esp. First two letters of the clue with the first two letters of the answer (43A: Co. bigwig). Seriously, I think I thought, “I’ll do this differently.” Wow, I don’t know who wrote the clue in WADE (submitted clues are often substantially reworked by editors), but I’m nodding and slowly clapping at your pun (25A: water walk?). I am nothing but rah rah today. No complaints. none Now do this every weekend!
Need an explanation? Let’s see: it’s the Palme d’Or, of course, the main prize at the Cannes Film Festival. We’ve already established that the “dog” in the CONEY clue is a hot dog. “1999” is simply (mostly) made up of NINES. This is the flower or vegetable bed suggested in the Weeds clue (57A: Undesirable bedmates?). “Check” means “restraint” or “prevention” in the pest control clue (6D: Check for bugs). GLAD is short for “Gladiola” (or “Gladiolus,” apparently). I think “UX” stands for “USER EXPERIENCE”…yeah, I’m right! Well, that’s it! Hope you liked it half as much as I did. Manhattan Gossip / WED 7-14-21 / A once-popular blog covering crime drama set in the Midwest / Hayes with three Grammys / Guangzhou-born Oscar / Architect / Gold Sign Armed Forces
Theme: E-Reader (38A: Kindle, eg… or a clue to the theme of this puzzle?)— Author puns where a word in a familiar phrase is changed to the author’s name by simply adding an “E”:
Word of the Day: John Kennedy Toole (50A) — John Kennedy Toole (/ˈtuːl / ; December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces. He also wrote The Neon Bible. Toole’s novels were rejected during his lifetime, although his writing skills were admired by many in the literary world. After suffering from paranoia and depression due to these failures, he committed suicide at the age of 31. […] Dunces is the hero Ignatius J. A picaresque novel featuring the misdeeds of Reilly, lazy, obese, misanthropic. A self-styled scholar who lives at home with his mother. It has been praised for its accurate portrayal of New Orleans dialects. Toole based Reilly in part on his college professor friend Bob Byrne. Byrne’s gruff, idiosyncratic demeanor was not that of a professor, and Reilly mirrors him in these respects. The character is based on Tool himself, and several personal experiences served as inspiration for parts of the novel. While at Tulane, Toole filled in for a friend at work as a tamale cart vendor and worked at a family-owned and operated clothing factory. Both these experiences were later incorporated into his novel. /// Tool submitted the dunce to publisher Simon & Schuster, where it reached editor Robert Gottlieb. Gottlieb considered Toole a genius but felt that his comic novel was essentially pointless. Despite several revisions, Gottlieb was dissatisfied, and after the book was rejected by another author, Hodding Carter Jr., Toole shelved the novel. Suffering from depression and feelings of persecution, Toole left home on a journey across the country. He stopped in Biloxi, Mississippi to end his life […]. A few years later, his mother brought Dunce’s manuscript to the attention of novelist Walker Percy, who published the book. In 1981, Toole was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (Wikipedia)
Rex Parker Does The Nyt Crossword Puzzle: Russian City On The Ural River / Sun 4 4 21 / Singer Songwriter Parks With The 2021 Album Collapsed In Sunbeams / Chinese Steamed Bun /
It seems to be a bunch of somewhat terrible authorial puns, which I think is at its core, but those puns have a consistency that tightens and elevates things from mere triviality. Wow, that’s an awful-looking word, “punniness” – shades of “punniness” but also “penis” and “piss” and “puss.”