Humbug Crossword Clue 3 Letters
Humbug Crossword Clue 3 Letters – American Western Woodchuck / THU 12-31-20 / graceful survival / James Merritt pioneer in American lithography
TOPIC: SMALL BUSINESSES (7D: Designing the local economy … or refer to the topic of this puzzle) – a rebus puzzle with various “business” abbreviations. made “small” (ie put into a single box):
Humbug Crossword Clue 3 Letters
Word of the Day: MARMOT (38D: Woodchuck of the western United States) — : any genus (Marmota) of short-legged, mainly herbivorous rodents of the squirrel family, with coarse fur, a short, bushy tail. very small ears and they are dormant during the winter (merriam-webster.com)
B.j. Holmes) Pocket Crossword Dictionary
Like yesterday’s puzzle, I can’t complain too much about the concept. This is standard NYTXW rebus fare: a rebus puzzle created by a charming revealer that has “tiny” or “tiny” or other “boxes” or whatever. Here, very original: business types (in particular, abbreviations that can follow the name of the company) are made “small” and placed in separate boxes. Honey, I’ve cut companies. And there it is. Very simple, as rebuses go. Of course, if you’ve never seen a rebus, it doesn’t seem simple at all, but trust me, it’s as simple as a rebus gets. For me, the topic was sad, because in general, all things bizness and biznessssspeak make me want to leave the room. It drains life of everything. Maybe if our economic system were fairer and more transparent, my feelings about the wonderful world of modern business would change. But nothing is more boring to me than news about BITCOIN BARONs or whatever. And those acronyms – have you ever been excited to see INC in your puzzle? LLC? It’s a crossword puzzle slag heap that appears in your house to tempt you to come out and play some rebus games. No thanks. And then the puzzle took over where I could enjoy *bonus* themed stuff like BARON DIP POOLED NESTEGGS. . . SIH. This is a topic that I don’t care about at all. As I say, conceptually, it works… well, mostly. It’s a little weird that the puzzle avenues are initially related to business (MARGIN CALL, BITCOIN ), but then not so much (MELTDOWN ) and then not at all (SPELLCHECK). The puzzle seems to have gone off the rails. He got angry. Also, the rebus elements, apart from a certain amount of dullness, also involve repetition, which is usually (as I said recently) a great thing. This is what abbreviations are. stand for:
First of all, “The Company” is so generic that it doesn’t really fit in with the others. The others are all abbreviations. that come after a comma in a company name, while CO… does not. And it’s only two letters. * And * as you can see, it is cheated in LLC, that is, “C” there means “company”. Note that the “Limited” of LLC is also a cheat (from LTD, which is “limited”). There isn’t enough variety and enough fun to make things like this fun.
I liked WA LT D ISNEY because I was able to just get it out of the puzzle area without looking at the key. This is also an obvious answer, but I like it when my brain quickly conjures up this pattern. I don’t really care about the Disney corporation or the person himself. Here I’ll let her cousin Abigail Disney speak for her (from The Hollywood Reporter, January 25, 2014) (she responds to Meryl Streep’s unsavory comments about her uncle):
I also like the WINGED IT / ART SCENE section ie SE. Very lively and interesting. Except SPUME. SPUME is one of those words I’m glad I’ll never see again. Great “tart” energy in SPUME. Overall the filling of this one seemed very solid and short throws appeared only rarely. ELS and DEE were probably not understood as letters either. DEE is the name, ELS is urban transport, mix it up. Not sure who EMILIA is, but the puzzle is so easy it didn’t matter (15A: Actress Clarke from Game of Thrones). Only enough crosses were needed to make the woman’s name acceptable; the only question was whether she would be EMILIA or AMELIA. I briefly confused SUVA with APIA (another South Pacific capital) which caused a mild delay in the south (49A: Capital of Fiji). Other than that, the only thing that slowed me down at all was at the beginning when I wrote on the PCT in 1A: N.B.A. stat (PPG, which stands for “points per game”). I found the next two shorts of Acrosses to be cool in this section, and so CLE- at the beginning of 2D: OFFER OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, MAYBE (PLEA DEAL ) and so I thought, “oh, CLEMENCY, that’s a good word.” And it is. It was just wrong. SUBJECT: “BE ME!” (62A: “I’ll have a cold one, please” … or referring to 17-, 26-, 43- and 57-Across) – words at the front or back ends (alternatively) are longer answers brands of beer:
Happy 100th Birthday, Crossword Puzzle!
Word of the Day:XBOX ONE(41D: Popular video game consoles released in 2013) — Xbox One is a series of home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third main console in the Xbox series of video consoles. It was first released in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and South America in November 2013, and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. It is the first Xbox game console in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed the device as an “all-in-one entertainment system,” hence the name “Xbox One.” An eighth-generation console, it primarily competed with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U, and later the Switch. […] The system was succeeded by Xbox Series X and Series Sconsoles, which launched on November 10, 2020. (wikipedia)
Really enjoyed this, partly because I have such low expectations for a Tuesday that I can like anything halfway through, but mostly because the revealer is fresh and fun (even if it again not in the *final* position.—what’s the trend with the detectors in the SE going up a row *from the bottom?…though…I guess if you were to raise the pointer from the bottom get better fill results per line then it’s enough for the detector to just be in the SE section – still has a premium feel and fill quality should be a primary concern… although DIEM and TREY and CEO are not exactly eye catching. .. OK, stop thinking about it now). NIP IN THE BUD is a strict idiomatic expression that makes me not mind the existence of NIP (if it appears on the first page of search results as an ethnic slur, you should seriously consider whether you really want to use it) think about it). STELLA MCCARTNEY is a very inspiring way to get the 15-letter STELLA (to balance the 15-letter ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, which is about the only phrase in a BLUE MOON). I sadly thought she was Stella McCarthy before she was 15, which is obviously wrong if you bothered to read The Whole Clue (it cost me my patience to read the manual again). I don’t really know what a CIGAR is, but I’m sure it’s a thing. “Cigar” feels redundant – I think I’ve heard of “corona” as much as I’ve heard of “claro” and “panatele” (my entire cigar vocabulary, apart from “stogie”, comes from crosswords ). It’s a type of cigar, not a brand (according to Cigar Aficionado, which isn’t a phrase I’d have imagined writing, a “crown” is “the standard size against which all other sizes are measured”). The whole network is very lively, the revealer appears … yes, I get it.
I also liked “AW, C’MON” (11D: “Pretty, pretty please”) and COME BY (65A: Take), even though it’s *almost* like a cheat (i.e. repetition, i.e. “come” (a kind) is) in both answers). I’m not sure there’s any “please” in “AW, C’MON”. Speaking of which, I know that in “BEER ME!” no “please” was meant. so I don’t know why they added “please” to “I’m cold” in this explanation. I know ARES well, but I don’t think of him as a “symbol”, so this sign was strange to me (51D: symbol of militarism). I seriously wish the monkeys were there. I forgot XBOX ONE existed. I would like to have XBOX NOW, which is probably a mix of XBOX LIVE and another product name. I shave my head so the BRUSHES key is intuitive for me (25D: Items often used near mirrors). Didn’t know if EMILIA (14A: Game of Thrones actress Clarke) or RORY (49A: ___ Storm and the Hurricanes (Ringo’s band before the Beatles)), but I didn’t even know.