Wide Eyed Crossword 4 Letters
Wide Eyed Crossword 4 Letters – Welcome to the 10th annual Orca Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in crossword and puzzle editing published in 2020! Winners in ten different categories will be announced after the jump.
Anagram fans will be quick to point out that Orcas is an anagram for Oscar, and longtime readers will remember that the Orca Awards are usually released on the same day as the Academy Awards telecast. But if you look this weekend, there will already be a virtual US crossword puzzle tournament on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Instead of cramming even more crossword puzzle content into your weekend, we’re doing like Greenpeace and releasing Orcas early. So join us for a look back at the highlights of the year that we might not want to look back on any time soon.
Wide Eyed Crossword 4 Letters
Lest anyone think that the orcas are the result of a nearly four-month nomination and voting process, they are not. This is one person’s essay on really great crossword puzzles. The nominees were selected from solving more than 1,700 crosswords and various puzzles from various sources, but certainly not from all sources. One of the great things about Crossworld today is that the So. many. Venues. But I didn’t get to all of them – not even close. No doubt some of your favorite puzzles of 2020 won’t be mentioned in this post; it’s just like that. If you think a particular puzzle has been rejected, please provide information about the puzzle in the comments section so that other readers can rate it as well.
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In the early years of Orcas, nominees were selected based on the star rating system used on the site. However, this year and the past few years, the star rating has only been used to make sure I haven’t missed a puzzle that readers love. So, while you will occasionally see references to star ratings in this article, don’t let that lead you to believe that those ratings were decisive. I guess what I’m trying to say is that no data, formulas, or mathematical models were harmed in the creation of this year’s publication.
Four famous colorful songs FADE / OUT at the end and this grid follows suit by fading their colors. For example, [Jimi Hendrix’s 1970 hit] is “Purple Haze,” but in this grid it’s LAVENDER HAZE. Similarly, “Paint it Black”, [1966 Rolling Stones hit] is changed to PAINT IT GRAY, [1967 Van Morrison hit], “Brown-Eyed Girl” is changed to TAN-EYED GIRL, and [1983 UB40 hit] , “Red Red Wine” changes to PINK PINK WINE.
The grid shines with interesting answers like NERD PROM, MICROMANAGE, I KNOW, LEAVE IT, some tasty MILANOS and LA LIGA. The real non-thematic stars, however, are the keys to POP A WHEELIE ([Get high on one’s hog?]) and FIGLEAF ([Bible cover?]).
An easy-to-play theme, brilliant fill and fun hints are everything you could want from an easy crossword puzzle. Keep an eye out for Pao Roy, one of the many new voices on the scene; no doubt you will soon love this line of authorship.
Driving Neighborhood To Neighborhood, Ice Cream Truck Operator Keeps Tradition Going
This masterpiece is Appendix A for when a good theme-free puzzle doesn’t require a small number of words, wide swaths of white squares, or lots of rare letters. It goes to show that when you fill the grid with interesting answers and spend time writing clues that generate just the right amount of resistance, you end up with a puzzle you wish you could never end.
Look at the beautiful towers: COUNT between AT A LOSS and SOB STORY in the northwest; ESTROGEN is next to MEET CUTE and THAT’S ME in the Southeast. Then there’s ICED LATTE, PYRAMID SCHEME, SHOEPRINT, GOLD TEETH, PET RAT, GEL PEN, BEET RED, TRUE CRIME and TA-NEHISI Coates.
And here are some hints. Some solvers complained that the puzzle was too difficult for a Friday. Of course, [Get on board?] for SURF, [Sleep on it] for COT, [Gaelic name for Scotland] for ALBA, [One could be left in the dust] for SHOEPPRINT and [It’s on again, off again ] for SWITCH are are pretty mean, but there were other clues that were there purely for fun, like [Some like it to jump] for ALE and [Go for bronze?] for SUN.
Like any great themeless crossword puzzle, this one keeps you engaged. It is Weintraubesque in its density of glitter, Pascovian in its modern feel and Agardian in its playful hint. That’s a pretty impressive combination.
Santa Claus (fully Vaccinated) Is Coming To Town
It’s one thing to see a traditional word ladder in a grid where RISE becomes FALL. But that’s not even close to all that’s going on here. Each of these four-letter words, too
Like a ladder because one answer Across uses the word to move down the grid and another answer uses it to move up the grid. In this way, the responses ROLL UP and DOWN as needed.
For example, check the FILE in the center of the grid for 63-Down. Now notice how the 62-Across starts as usual, but then descends the stairs and ends to the right, creating a PRO[FILE] PIC. Cool, right? Okay, now look at 78-Across. It also starts fine, but then disappears
Ladder and ends on the right, yielding FOR MY LIFE. This happens with all five components of the word ladder! The entries that move up the stairs are truly brilliant, and the non-themed content includes such goodies as BRO DATE, ALLEN IVERSON, DISH REVIEWS, LOL CAT and GO LIVE. This one was fun at every turn, and there were lots of them.
An Alligator Burger? It’s Just What The Doctor Ordered
Among the things we missed most in 2020 was being able to get together for a crossword tournament. If you’ve been to a live tournament, you know the friendly atmosphere and the real joy of connecting with other puzzle lovers. Some events, like the American Crossword Tournament and the Indie 500, have stuck around for the year, while others have found a way to go online, no doubt inspired by Kevin Dehr and Finn Vigeland’s tremendous effort to organize a last-minute online replacement. for ACPT called Crossword Tournament from Your Couch. The first-ever CTFYC attracted 1,815(!) puzzlers—more than two-thirds of whom were crossword tournament noobs—from the United States, Canada, Italy, Greece, Israel, Norway, and more. This makes it the biggest crossword tournament ever. And it was organized in about a week.
If not for CTFYC’s success, it’s unlikely that some tournaments would have found a way to bring their experience online. But some have taken up the challenge, including Boswords and Lollapuzzula. Fortunately, even though there were fewer tournaments than usual, there were still some awesome puzzles to entertain and annoy the participants.
This offer from Joon Pahk came to Lollapuzzoola. Something strange happens in the four rows of this puzzle. Look at the third row, for example. The clue for 17-Across is [Entranced cover] and the intersections tell us the answer: DAWN. The clue for 18-Across is [Go own a spout], a pretty silly clue in itself, and the answer is RAIN. What gives? The only way to understand the clue and answer for 17-Across is to remove the D: change the clue to [Entry Cover] and the answer to AWNING, and suddenly everything makes sense. Similarly, we need to add D to the prompt and answer 18-Across so that the prompt changes to [Go down a spout] and the answer changes to DRAIN OUT.
A similar thing happens in line seven: [Unsettling Equality] is a silly clue for FRIEGHT, but subtracting the E in both places gives you [Unsettling Quality] as a clue for STRAH. And while [Taking Care of Wes] is a silly clue for MATING, if we add an E to both, we get [Taking Care of Sheep] as a clue for SHEARING.
A History Of Unusual Thanksgivings
It turns out that we have to do the same thing in row nine (subtract A, then add A) and in row thirteen (subtract L, then add L). These added/subtracted letters, read from top to bottom, represent an agreement, making the name a perfect explanation of what’s going on with the theme.
This puzzle was designed as a challenge puzzle for the tournament and it did its job well. Seeing a theme with enough time on the clock helped most of the grid fall into place. But the non-thematic content, while perhaps a bit heavy on the story, put up a terrible fight. He excelled with entries such as ALL THAT, NO SIREE, SHOULD I, NEW HOME, NIP/TUCK and SIC ‘EM, as well as complex clues such as [Small bays, e.g.] for PONY, [Loosen, as locks] for UNPLAIT and [ Not standing] for AD HOC. A meat challenge that allowed the cream to rise.
BEST CROSSWORD PUZZLE OF 2020: “Go out with a bang!” Will Nediger (Outside the Box, August 24)
If you’re not a puzzle solver, you’ll need a little background to appreciate this new game from Will Nediger. Usually, each clue in a cryptic crossword contains both a definition and some wordplay, but they don’t match. But there is a variant, sometimes known as “and literally so” or “&lit”, where the whole clue is