Excellent Crossword Clue 6 Letters
Excellent Crossword Clue 6 Letters – The love of Situ in Hindu tradition / PE 6-17-21 / Vedic religious text / Attention / Frontal or lateral speech features / Maria whose short story The Wisdom of Eve was the basis for the 1950s All About Eve / By where the Portuguese Creole language Patuá / Historically lead to evna or evich / Refinement on the first transcontinental railroad
THEME: FISH / HOOK (1D: With 11-Down, what does each of the groups of circles in this puzzle represent—four theme answers end in a FISH HOOK shape—the hook is represented by circled squares, and each “hook” contains the name of a four letter fish (so the answers are shaped like FISH HOOK , the last four letters are literally FISH HOOK (name)):
Excellent Crossword Clue 6 Letters
Word of the Day: Accouchement(25A: Accouchement = LABOR) — : the time or act of giving birth (merriam-webster.com)
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I didn’t enjoy it that much. This probably has to do with the fact that I didn’t see the trick with the fish name until after I was done, so for most of the solution, I had this dragging “so what?” feeling. You get the agreement with the theme answers very early on, with FISH / HOOK giving it all at the top of the grid there. After getting FISH / HOOK very easily, I figured, well, the answers are hooked, that’s what the circle squares, the da, the end represent. I didn’t start thinking “wait, why *those* answers?” until I was done, and done mostly meant dealing with a bunch of overly familiar short stuff (SSNS and AROD and INSTA ESTES ASADA KEA SNL etc and somehow QUA *and* ERAT ?), or short stuff with intentional harder clues, like the clues in ORR , say (28A: Mary whose short story “The Wisdom of Eve” was the basis for 1950’s “All About Eve”), or LABOR (25A: Accouchement) — I understood that “Accouchement” had something to do with sleep .. . but then it was WORK , and I was like “oh, that’s work, work isn’t sleep”, and *then* (when I finally looked it up) I was like “ohhh… this WORK”). I liked DIASPORA (5D: Mass Migration) and the theme answers themselves are colorful, but there were too many 3-4-5 things for me to keep up a happy pace, and it’s hard to get terribly excited about something like INK STANDS . I see now that the FISH / HOOK theme has two levels and I think it’s pretty clever. But the actual solving was somewhat risky with the numbers as well.
Aside from the “alarm”, I only had a few other trouble spots. The first was actually above, with the element for FROG (1A: Animal symbol of fertility in ancient Egypt). I’ve been doing crosswords for so long that I thought for sure I was familiar with all the ancient animals associated with Egypt. Your ASPs and your Evians and Scarabs and what not. But don’t ever remember FROG pointing out like that. Even after getting -RO- I could only think of CROC, which seemed wrong on many levels. So I had to hack a lot to get FROG to appear. But by far the biggest obstacle for me today was MILKSHAKE , or, rather, MINT JULEP, which I wrote there after getting the initial MI-. It was a planned trap, because wow it felt great. MINT JULEPs are actually served in metal cups sometimes and the MINT JULEP fits the bill perfectly. I felt so strong dropping the MINT JULEP from MI-. I love MINT JULEPs, I love discovering long answers from just a few letters, it was a huge win-win. Until it wasn’t. Now, I like MILKSHAKEs too, but just like the order they appeared in my puzzle today, MILKSHAKEs finish second to MINT JULEPs in the 9-letter MI-drink category, for sure. The final hurdle today was the spelling of UPANISHAD. First of all, I am used to hearing them referred to collectively: the UPANISHADs. So having only one here was slightly disorienting. But more disorienting was “I”, which I had as “A”—so glad I finally caught STYLA there at 55A: Tablet Accessories and changed it (to STYLY). Unfounded Rumor / TUE 4-6-22 / Longtime Jim Newscaster / Pedagogic org. / Pioneer in color television
SUBJECT:COMMA— Missing punctuation in “Let’s eat people!” (at least one would hope!) … as well as from the starring clues
Word of the Day: ADELE (64A: Released “30” in ’21) — Richard Russell, the founder of XL Recordings, praised Adele for having the potential to change the way women were viewed in the music industry by focusing in music and not in sexuality. The New Yorker called her “the world’s most popular living soul singer” at age 27. Writing for Vulture, Jillian Mapes said that Adele is “among the first female cultural icons to reach the highest echelons of commercial success without having to make herself a fat joke along the way.”
Ny Times Crossword 26 Jun 22, Sunday
Hello beautiful solvers, welcome to another episode of Malaika Mwednesday. If you want to get into The Malaika Headspace, I was listening to Bridgerton’s beautiful instrumental arrangements while solving this puzzle. I especially like “You Oughtta Know”.
I have a lot to say about this puzzle and I don’t know how to best order my thoughts! Let’s start with the easy stuff– I loved this topic. The findings were delightful. I honestly don’t know which was my favorite… probably the key? I could envision it (with a comma) being a clue in a Saturday puzzle.
I had a few thoughts on the execution of the theme. I think a huge job for editors is to determine if the essence of a theme is solid or not (in this case, it rocks) and then work with the maker to make it as great a solving experience as possible. One thing I didn’t like was that when you select 1A in the Times app, it highlights the revealer. Out of curiosity, I jumped down there – I didn’t think it would be revealing, I thought maybe this would be some kind of reverse puzzle. But it was, and it had (in my opinion) a stupidly easy idea. Within seconds, it was over for me. I didn’t get to reveal it like a treasure hunt full of words. Is it my fault for skipping all the way, or is it the app’s fault for flagging entries, or the editor’s fault for making it so easy to flag the revealer? I do not know!! What do you think?
I wonder if this puzzle could have been executed like this, where there are scattered entries without symmetry. This would be difficult, because no other clues could use commas, but I believe it would be possible! (And would result in a Thursday puzzle, probably.) This would help with the fact that some of the long answers were a bit boring — LAUNDRY DETERGENT could be “detergent” and COURSE EXAM could be “examination”.
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The last thing to note is that I didn’t finish this puzzle and, like, it wasn’t even close. I’ve never heard of Jim LEHRER or RCA– that letter could have been anything. Likewise, I had SeHL and NEeP. And then a patch in the SW made me “check puzzle” about four times. CANARD and NEA are both completely new terms to me, as are the names REID and MCGEE, along with the odd AGRO and RE-AIR and the unexpected letter pattern in B-TEAM. Phew. It was hopeless for me.
These types of things really stick with me because I’m someone who submits puzzles to the Times and gets rejected. For example, I recently submitted a puzzle and was told that it was very close, but ANIKA (name) crossing EKG (abbreviation) was unfair. I read that too and thought, “Good point! I agree!” But then I look at this puzzle and see LEHRER (name) crossing RCA (abbreviation). I don’t know why the editors thought this was fair. It confuses me! Sometimes my conclusion is that I need to stop submitting puzzles at all so I don’t get caught up in these petty comparisons anymore and can just get back to Doing A Fun Little Game. And sometimes my conclusion is just that I need to do better puzzles. *shrug* The circular letters on the grid spell out the marked SECONDS in various rows, and those SECONDS are each DIVIDED in two by a black square. MONDAYS are:
The planet Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system. It is very bright in the night sky, brighter than any other planet or any star. When visible after sunset, Venus may be referred to as the Evening Star. When visible before sunrise, it is known as the morning star.
John Adams was the second President of the United States. I have to admit that I learned a lot of what I know about President Adams on the excellent, excellent HBO series “John Adams.”