Elegance Crossword Clue 5 Letters
Elegance Crossword Clue 5 Letters – In our beginner’s series, we’re always keen to emphasize that clues don’t solve themselves. A clue that seems puzzling at first may become obvious later, once a few letters are presented.
As an experiment, I wonder if any of the following clues can be solved in isolation? No grid, no cross letters.
Elegance Crossword Clue 5 Letters
Set 1 (Ball) 9a emerges quickly as some kind of abstract? (6) 5D Stop! You will never come out again (10) Does the air heat up first in a 28A oven? (7)Set 2 (Picaroon) 31a Like bagpipes, but a different device (5) 2d Amazing interior changes with great decor (5) 13a Forgetting for a moment (8)Set 3 (Enigmatist) 3a Very useful in that direction! (6, 8) Respond well to 1d professor? (5, 6) 1a Should the body be on that side? Why not? (6, 7)Structure 4 (Pasquale) 25a A clown seems to be in trouble with the law (4) 3d Where can one find something that no one can find? (6) 8a humiliating act? When children are born it is called a family event (9).
American Crossword Puzzles Week
Alan Connor’s Shipping Forecasting Puzzle Book Partly But Not Mainly Secret Guardian Bookshop Moody North Yorkshire Organization / SUN 6-5-22 / English indie pop singer Parks / 1960s enthusiast Bobby / Gourmet mushroom can be obtained from poisonous look / Common spa descriptor / For circuit breaker Pioneer / First in Line of 13 Popes / Fashion Guru Tim / Cryptids in the Snowy Mountains / Tuesday Bar with Shortbread and Chocolate / The Muppets Villain Richman / Jimmys and the Corkscrews
Theme: “Let’s get literature” – familiar phrases ending with a word that will later become the first part of the name of a famous writer; All the answers are odd third-person verb phrases:
Word of the Day: ARLO Parks(52A: English indie pop singer Parks) — Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho (born 9 August 2000), known professionally as Arlo Parks, is a British singer-songwriter and poet. His debut studio album, Abridged in Sunbeams, was released in 2021 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three in the UK Albums Chart. It received nominations for Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2021 Brit Awards. It won the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Best Album. (Wikipedia)
There is very little I don’t like about this theme. Confession: I am a literature professor. So there it is. But I honestly think the theme is brilliant—simple but brilliant. It seems like there are a lot more potential themes, each with their own amazing gluing potential: delivering the mailer, jumps for joy, going beyond the pale, to name a few. My favorite hypothetical answer so far is GETS FED UPDIKE, with a “?” Let’s go inside the clue. But the package we have at this point is strong on its own. Straight, not exactly smiling, solid. The authors in question are all very well-known, with Henry Fielding most likely (to me) to cause tilted heads and quizzical expressions. He’s a big deal in the history of the novel, but he’s not quite the household name he used to be even a half-century ago (when “Tom Jones” was a huge cinematic sensation). The selection of authors has a good breadth, spanning four centuries, with Alice Walker being the only living author. Unless you read or study “literature”, everyone should have some writer here. My point is that the author set seems broad and vague enough. The theme doesn’t deliver as much humor, but it’s good, and doesn’t have the whiny, really bad answers you sometimes see in Sunday themes. While none of the answers are fun, they’re all pretty cool, and the main idea of the theme … works. I think the weakest thing about the theme implementation is that the clue takes a long walker? Is “The Color Purple” symbolically long? (Most recent Penguin edition: 304pp.). Does anyone know how long it will be with “The Flowers”? I’ve never actually heard of “The Flowers” and I don’t know how long it’s been. “The Flowers” actually looks like a short story, two pages long, so … “The Color Purple” is a long walker anyway. Anyway – Walker is famous and “The Color Purple” is famous and I like the answer phrase, but I doubt the audience’s knowledge of the clue, relative page length. Also, I don’t mind the title of this puzzle, which plays with the idea of forced, pseudo-teenage “elimination”, but the title has nothing to do with the title and whether the puzzle is actually any good. Or not. Also, the title theme follows the basic rules, so it happens.
Crossword Puzzle 1
I shrugged several times at the proper nouns I was expected to know. I discovered ARLO Parks last year because her music was interesting and I saw her name and thought, “Oh… she’s coming… Go ahead, Mr. Guthrie.” Here she is! But ELFUDGE!? Is that a word? Or it’s pseudo-Spanish, like: el fudge! Right now in my head it sounds “rude”. However, this is not a popular type of cookie. I mean, it’s not Milan. Also, who is this SAL person? (54D: Girl Picking Blueberries in Children’s Literature). I know … let’s see, I think SAL is a donkey in some song (“I got a donkey her name is SAL / Fifteen miles on the Erie (!) Canal…”). Also SAL owns a pizza parlor called “Do the Right Thing”. That’s all my SAL knowledge. Oh, and baseball player Sal Bando, I know him. This SAL … from “Blueberries for SAL” by Robert McCloskey (1948). It is a very popular picture book. I read a metric ton of midcentury picture books as a kid. It totally got me somehow. What is TEX RICHMAN? Or, rather, what are we talking about “The Muppets”. Is it the latest movie incarnation? Looks like the 2011 movie version. Huh. ok I missed it, and even if I did see it, I’d be amazed at how culturally iconic this TEX guy is. He doesn’t seem to be part of the wider Muppet universe (if that’s a thing). I watched a lot of “The Muppet Show” and various Muppet movies as a kid, but not TEX. But crosses are fair. ok
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This week’s letter is from Jerome Walker, a response to my bullet-point comments on last Thursday’s puzzle (June 2, 2022). For reference, here is my original comment, in its entirety.
My initial response to the following letter was quite defensive, but after I sat with it for a while, I felt it provided a valuable perspective. Here it is:
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Dear Mr. Parker, I started doing the NYT crossword in January 2021 and have been doing the crossword for the past 463 days and reading your blog every day. I like when you like a puzzle and I don’t, and vice versa. Mostly it’s a matter of personal preference and awareness, and I think it’s okay for a good puzzle day for one person to be a difficult puzzle day for another: it’s exciting to be part of a puzzle community! And I love that your posts often push the puzzle to create good puzzle days for many. As a relatively new solver, I always appreciate being able to have fun with puzzles without knowing some esoteric initialism that has been in the puzzle 42 times since 2002. And as a young, black, queer man, I like to see references in the puzzle that feel contemporary to me—I love 20th-century actresses.