In The Style Of Crossword Clue 3 Letters
In The Style Of Crossword Clue 3 Letters – Old Fashioned Mythical / QUI 14-1-21 / Common Impeachment Accusation / Member of the House with 11+ Million Twitter Followers Informally / Old Unit of Length
Relative Difficulty: Easy-Challenging (all the “Challenging” part came from the themed squares… which is also where a lot of “Easy” came from… it was a ride)
In The Style Of Crossword Clue 3 Letters
THEME: SPIN THE BOTTLE — the letters B, O, T, T, L, E appear clockwise on the grid, twice, inside the circled squares; in one position, the lyrics work for the Downs; in another position (rotated 180 degrees) the letters work for Acrosses, i.e. you have to start BOTTLE at the top to hit the Downs, and you have to start it at the bottom to get the Acrosses. That means you have doubly occupied circled squares, with the one that works for Across making a plausible-looking (but wrong) ghost answer on Down, and vice versa, each time. This is too much:
Ny Times Crossword 26 Jun 22, Sunday
Word of the Day: ABOUT SUBJECT(23D: Text Relevance, in librarian parlance) — The subject of a work contained in a resource, which is translated into controlled subject languages (e.g., classification schemes, lists of subject headings ); includes topical aspects as well as genre and form. (librarianshipstudies.com)
I love this idea and I think it’s impressively ambitious in its execution, but it’s also a bit confusing. Expressing “spinning” is difficult, and as you can see from my theme description, the “spinning” version of this puzzle is not easy to describe succinctly, although it is quite straightforward at the end. BOTTLE works for Acrosses in one configuration, but you need to “rotate” 180 degrees for it to work for Downs. And yet you need both letters in the square, which creates chaos, although chaos comes mostly during resolution. I managed to SPIN THE BOTTLE pretty early on, and discovered the spin concept too, but I never really saw how much the BOTTLE had “spinned” until I finished the puzzle. I got the first BOTTLE setting OK (with the “B” on top), but while I was solving it, I just couldn’t understand where the next BOTTLE sequence stopped and ended, or even if it was going in the same direction. So each BOTTLE square was, in practice, uncrossed, that is, I didn’t have the aid of a cross letter (which is kind of the heart and soul of crossword puzzles), as the cross letter was always different. I like that the “wrong” answers also make plausible crossword puzzles, although this doesn’t add much to the puzzle as a. you can say the wrong answers are wrong, that is, they are not fooling anyone, and b. because you have to put two letters in the square, you still have a meaningless grid. So it’s as if the elegance of having the “wrong” answers as plausible answers is lost in madness. I appreciate this on an architectural level, but I’m not sure it was necessary. Still, why not? I don’t know if solvers will notice/appreciate it, but careful attention to detail is never bad, even if no one sees it. So HOORAY for this theme, even though actually solving (and describing!) turned out to be a bit of a pain.
I’m friends with a lot of librarians and love them as a rule, but ABOUT IT looks pretty, uh, niche-y. I don’t like it, but the wikipedia page is so useless, so poorly written, that I had to look elsewhere for a solid definition related specifically to librarianship. That’s why it feels like a niche to me – having to go to a specialized site to get a clear definition. It’s almost certainly the least heard thing on the grid (the only thing unheard of, for me). Ultimately, though, it was inferrable… as with the topic, my instinct is to love it, but I’m also kind of putting on a questioning face. Because it’s very accessible, I think I’m a professional. Certainly better than the average gloom you could have in its place. Still, someone should clean up this wikipedia page.
The NW (i.e. the start) was my main pain point once again as AWOL had no military indication on the runway (not blaming the runway, just explaining why AWOL didn’t occur to me) (1A: absent), and the clue in ASIA looked very specific, but it wasn’t (17A: Home of Baikal, the deepest lake in the world) (ASIA is big!), and this clue in LEAS(E) involved massive driving using one word (“letter “) which is both valid and never used by anyone in actual speech (4D: What a letter needs). What is the difference between a “letter” and a “lessor”??? Aha, it turns out that zero. Zero is the difference. Car ads use “lessor”… sigh, “letter”, frown. Had STAS before STNS (60D: Listings on a train sched.), which is really the most terrible kind of “mistake” you can make – one piece of crossword puzzle and you stumble on it? Bah. I call my cat Olive “OLIVIA”, so I like this answer (she has a tendency to drool (51A: she has a Pavlovian answer), so there is more relevance to cats). I liked LOSE FACE and the “FAERIE Queene” spelling of FAERIE (22A: mythical being, old style). The grid is pretty solid, especially considering all the antics of the theme. I didn’t have a bad time! Happy Thursday!
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P.S. please enjoy this fire safety crossword puzzle sent to me by one of my readers. By “enjoy” I mean… I don’t know what I mean. Most of the time, I marvel at the construction and then imagine horribly wrong answers: Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player intends to write words horizontally and vertically.
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A crossword is a word puzzle that usually takes the form of a square or rectangular grid of black and white shaded squares. The objective is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, solving clues, which lead to the answers. In left-to-right languages, response words and phrases are placed in the grid from left to right (“across”) and top to bottom (“down”). O