June 28, 2022

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Sunday puzzle Will Nediger is a professional crossword puzzle designer from London, Ontario, and contributes regularly to The New Yorker and other outlets as well as The Times. He said, “I enjoy constructions with architectural challenges – like this puzzle, which was difficult to create, because the subject content had to be arranged in a certain order.”

This is Mr. Nediger’s first single puzzle of the year, although he has collaborated on two other episodes. I find it fascinating how this topic is created – I made many wrong guesses before discovering the full recipe. I found another A riddle on his blog is very funIf you have time for a second challenge this weekend.

This filling is so smooth and vibrant, I felt like I was sailing even though it wasn’t a quick fix. I paused to chuckle at STONER because of the “high-thinking kind?” and ESP for “sixth of five?” (It took me a minute to get to my “senses” and solve this problem).

47 a. This entry was more popular in puzzles from the 50’s and 60’s, which makes me think it’s time to start calling SHINDIGS “fun functions” again. (I filled out this entry at a time when the topic was dawning on me, which made me wonder if 25A, “the part of the body that humans have that other primates don’t have,” might be a “shin.” It turns out we’re the only one.” animal With a chin, and a point, and nobody really knows why.)

76 a. I read this manual, “the chemical ingredient in flubber”, without knowing that “flubber” was invention on screen in “Professor absent-minded. It’s a transfer tool for “flying rubber,” but the recipes say water, glue, and borax will make you esteemed fax (Do not try to eat it or shave it.)

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93 a. That’s an interesting name for the first time – I discovered RUSSOLO at intersections and assumed that this “composer Luigi who pioneered noise music” was probably from the 1960s or later, rather than being Futurism in the early twentieth century.

7 d. I had “queendom” here, for “the political unit of old Hawaii.” I read about it Queen Lili’uokalani Several years ago I made an impression but it’s from the wrong era. In ancient times, the islands were considered a leader.

12 d. This entry has always been referred to as a pirate rather than an “eclair-like doughnut”, but I can’t find any connection between rectangular donuts and the high seas (or Full Coverage Underwearfor that reason). You’ve likely seen LONG JOHN in a pastry box somewhere, though. (If this guide tempts you into the kitchen, Take some time.)

There is no doubt that arranging theme entries today took a lot of strategy; The combination of asymmetry and symmetry is really interesting. There are four groups of the initial word, listed innocently enough, and a separate entry, longer and more detailed that includes a repetition of that word in an appropriate term or expression. Longer entries are the same, but the seed of each one is hidden somewhere to the north, so that if you solve the clues for this puzzle in order, these duplicates (which rarely occur in a crossword puzzle) might sneak up on you.

The first example in this puzzle stems from a very ordinary entry, 18-Across: “Doohickey.” This simply solves the thing. If you want to go a few entries to 27-Across, “Argument extender [ref. 18-Across]’You’ll find some combative words – and something else – that also describe the second appearance of something in Grid.

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Just below the thing in this puzzle is a 23-Across, “a competition with a lot of ‘restricted’ scores, which resolves to RODEO (because small dogs are restricted to using lasso? I don’t know). A little later, at 48 and 87 on the other side, it’s The proof is “”I’ve been around the block a few times” [ref. 23-Across]Another way to say this is ISNT MY/FIRST RODEO. Of course, this isn’t a first RODEO puzzle either!

I should have picked up the purpose of 33-Across, “a eerily familiar feeling,” before I got to this 70-Across puzzle showcase,” a classic quote from Yogi Berra [ref. 33-Across]. I had to get to IT’S DEJA VU ALL again to associate each expression with the iteration implemented in the puzzle. It’s so ingenious!

Two names in this name may be unfamiliar to many analysts. If Luigi Russolo is new to you, I hope you’ll read about this wonderful person, who invented his own experimental musical instruments and wrote a manifesto called “The Art of Noise.” On an unrelated note: I’d like to mention for the record that I don’t think 78-via analysis as a legitimate crossword answer (I’ve referred to it as ANI).

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