My time: 4:54.
Thomas Van Geel celebrates the crowdfunding site KICKSTARTER in this puzzle. The three themed entries, admirable inclusions all, are FREECYLING, SIDE HUSTLE ("extra job in the gig economy"), and DROP THE MIC. The kicker here is that all three start with a kick: free kick, sidekick, and dropkick.
I'm not a clothes hound, fashion plate, or sneaker head. So I had a hard time spelling FILAS.
For ex-senator ____ Bayh I initially put *ERIN. It's EVAN Bayh, Democratic governor and senator from Indiana.
The Greek alphabet comes up often enough that I ought to at least try to remember some of it. Second letter after epsilon? Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, ETA, theta, iota, kappa.
And second letter after upsilon? CHI. Upsilon, phi, chi, psi, omega.
I have never heard of the OLIVETTI, an Italian manufacturer of typewriters, tablets, smartphones, and computers.
Broccoli RABE last came up on October 17, 2018.
LYE was clued as NaOH on October 28, 2017.
Today's time was nothing to SMIRK AT, but my AIM is to do better. Well, SHALOM.
Monday, January 28, 2019
My time: 6:43 . -- Benjamin Kramer serves us up an ace of a puzzle with this VOLLEYBALL-loving grid. The themed answers LIP SERVICE, th...
My time: 11:43 . -- Today we are treated to a themeless by Sam Ezersky. It's nothing jaw-dropping, but it's a solid Saturday. ...
My time: 17:47 , just one minute too slow for the record! -- Ross Trudeau collected a series of cryptids from divers geographical areas ...