Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday's New York Times crossword puzzle solved: February 4, 2019

My time: 4:00 even.


You may need to make use of INSIDE INFO to solve this one by Ali Gascoigne.  Four themed answers have info inside them: TINFOIL HAT, OUT IN FORCE, YOU'RE IN FOR IT NOW, and BRAIN FOODS ("blueberries and fatty fish, nutritionists say").

I didn't have any inside info on ANNA Chlumsky, who plays Amy Brookheimer in "Veep."

"Tennis great Nadal, to fans" is RAFA, for Rafael.  Rafa is also the title of his autobiography.  I put *RAFE at first.

"EATIN' good in the neighborhood" is a trademarked slogan of Applebee's.

Walled Spanish city AVILA last appeared on May 30, 2018.

"The Blacklist" actress Christine LAHTI was showcased on August 20, 2018.

Brand of sparkling wine Martini & ROSSI first puzzled the heck out of me on November 15, 2018.

Clever clue: "One who's always looking for a lift?" is SKI BUM.

Not much new here.  I did it in a flash!  The theme was somewhat simple; all in all, FAIR for a Monday.

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