Friday, September 11, 2020

Crossword Chat

 Matt Gaffney, Mike Miller, and Mike Shenk have a great conversation about crossword puzzles at this link. Especially informative is the section where Mike Shenk creates a puzzle and discusses the finer points of filling the grid. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Clever Clue of the Month

 













August 2020
Clue: Cultural center?................................BIOLAB
Constructor: Greg Johnson; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, Saturday, August 8, 2020


Monday, August 31, 2020

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from August (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Thursday.

Drops from a workout....................SWEAT
Ring highlights?........................GEMSTONES
Cultural center?........................BIOLAB
Where to get a mullet trimmed...........FISHMARKET
Mexican bar tender......................PESO
One may eat at your place...............TERMITE

Monday, August 3, 2020

Clever Clue of the Month
























July 2020
Clue: Grounds crew?............BARISTAS
Constructors/Editor: Patrick Berry
The New Yorker, Monday, July 13, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from July (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Monday.

Folks who share a joint?................CELLMATES
Constellation in the very middle of this 
clue, not counting spaces...............LEO
Word containing itself twice............ESS
Grounds crew?...........................BARISTAS
Movable type?...........................NOMAD
Skeptical comment from a podiatrist?....MYFOOT

Friday, July 3, 2020

Clever Clue of the Month



















June 2020
Clue: Undercover asset?.........MATTRESSPAD
Constructors/Editor: Erik Agard
The New Yorker, Friday, June 5, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from June (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Saturday.

Undercover asset?.......................MATTRESSPAD
Provider of Tour de France coverage.....LYCRA
"Cheese" products.......................SMILES
Spike of interest in movies?............LEE
Kind of artist who's not very good?.....CON
Olympic record?.........................MYTH