Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday's New York Times crossord puzzle solved: October 23, 2018

My time: 4:57, just forty seconds too slow.


Kathy Wienberg has her mind on the humble protective sportswear known as the ATHLETIC CUP.  Four themed answers end with words that are kinds of athletic cups --- trophies, that is, not the kind you wear.  Tricked you!  Psych!

We have FLAT STANLEY (a personal favorite of mine, read to my classes several times); GEENA DAVIS (also a personal favorite of mine for other reasons), referring to the tennis award; WINONA RYDER, referring to the golf trophy; and SMALL WORLD.

There are no roads to NOME.

I have encountered but bothered to look up this word: COULEES are ravines or valleys.  This word is used in different regions of the United States to refer to different landforms.

I paused at CROSSE, "stick in a field game."  I didn't know that the net stick in lacrosse was called that.

GALENA, lead-bearing ore, was last seen on this blog on September 19, 2017.

Here's TOG as a verb again.

The word for a cleric's house, MANSE, last appeared on January 7.

Clever clues: "Band at a royal wedding" is TIARA, not a music group. "It's not free of charge" is ION.  "Slide presentation?" is AMOEBA.

Well, it wasn't a record breaking solve this time, but WE TRY.  Me and my brain, I mean.  Us.

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