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0910-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 10 Sep 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.


Donna said...

Who's the idiot that concocted this type of puzzle & didn't put even a HINT that some clues would 2 or 3 letters in one block?!? Not only does this appear lazy, but stupid & ridiculous. Often people make mistakes & we almost abandoned the puzzle thinking that that is what happened. If you're gonna do this....give us a heads up! Jerk.

Bill Butler said...


I was just talking to someone about the same issue via email.

More often than not there is no warning or hint when multiple letter blocks are included in a NYTimes puzzle. I don't get too phased by it though. I usually find that if I am doing really badly at a puzzle, then I need to consider that there's a multiple-letter trick that I am missing. Then I look at the puzzle differently, and usually it opens up for me.

Anonymous said...

lovely when this appears on the ipad app with no way of adding in multiple letters :/

Bill Butler said...

Your complaint about the lack of multiple letter capability in the online app is a common one. With so many complaints, I have to believe that some is working on it.

I just bought myelf a Kindle Fire HD, and I have yet to work out how to get that app to work the Amazon/Google operating system.

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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.

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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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