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0521-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 21 May 09

This is my solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.

Here is a link to my answers to today's SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.


menachem said...

appreciate your help.
why is clue #73A highlighted?

Bill Butler said...

Hi menachem,

I'm glad I can be of help.

There is nothing meaningful about the highlighted clue. There's always one clue highlighted each day, because I do the crossword by downloading it from the NYTimes website into a software program called AcrossLite. The program highlights each answer as I work through the clues. When I am done, I end up with one clue highlighted. I can't get rid of the highlighting unfortunately. I take a copy of the completed puzzle, and it's one highlighted clue, and that image is what I post in the blog.

A long answer, to something not too interesting really!

Thanks for stopping by ...

menachem said...

You are now my go-to person for any challange.
I've put your page on my Favorites.

Bill Butler said...


You are very kind, and very welcome :o)

Glad to be of service ...

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About This Blog

This is the simplest of blogs.

I do the New York Times puzzle online every evening, the night before it is published in the paper. Then, I "Google & Wiki" the references that puzzle me, or that I find of interest. I post my findings, along with the solution, as soon as I am done, usually well before the newsprint version becomes available.

About Me

The name's William Ernest Butler, but please call me Bill. I grew up in Ireland, but now live out here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am retired, from technology businesses that took our family all over the world.

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Crosswords and My Dad

I worked on my first crossword puzzle when I was about 6-years-old, sitting on my Dad's knee. He let me "help" him with his puzzle almost every day as I was growing up. Over the years, Dad passed on to me his addiction to crosswords. Now in my early 50s, I work on my Irish Times and New York Times puzzles every day. I'm no longer sitting on my Dad's knee, but I feel that he is there with me, looking over my shoulder.

This blog is dedicated to my Dad, who passed away at the beginning of this month.

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