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That's great news. Does that mean you came in fourth in the Rookie division?

I talked to Andrea for a split second at Lollapuzzoola. She seemed pretty nice.

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:41 (six years ago) Permalink

not sure about the rookie standings yet, that would be pretty sweet tho

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Sunday, 13 May 2012 22:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, it would indeed.

Crucibloggers saying that they really enjoyed the puzzles and that these will be available for sale on the website soon. Thinking of getting them.

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Handy link: http://www.crosswordsla.com/

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:28 (six years ago) Permalink

they were really good puzzles - esp. enjoyed the biggest/longest-to-finish puzzle (trip payne iirc)

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Monday, 14 May 2012 16:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Looks like you are number three rookie. Congrats! Do you get a prize?

Shakes-a-maxion (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:13 (six years ago) Permalink

whoa, i just beat andrea! crazy!

i think i get a bumpersticker in the mail

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Second of these music themed meta-puzzles available here today: http://pmxwords.com/. A little too easy.

I don't know what to read so I am reading it here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I did the AV Club this morning and there was a musical clue that was slightly off but now I see someone else doing it and it seems like a different version of the puzzle.

I don't know what to read so I am reading it here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 16:46 (six years ago) Permalink

OK, the one I saw was the wrong one, pre-edit.

I don't know what to read so I am reading it here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

which one? i must have done the old version.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

also dude just had a baby so i guess he's allowed a little slack

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:13 (six years ago) Permalink

I know. I did. I am not complaining, was just enjoying the ever-rarer opportunity for some music trivia pedantry.

Can't see the puzzle here, it is on my home computer. 19 Across in the NW was clued as 'Single from "This Charming Man" The clue and answer are different now.

I don't know what to read so I am reading it here (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

ah right. i've never really listened to the Smiths so i was just like "sure, i guess".

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 June 2012 17:27 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Came here to recommend today's crosSynergy puzzle by Patrick Blindauer, "Broken Eggs," which can be found in the forum at Amy R's crossword blog under Island of Loss Puzzles (CrossSynergy) http://www.crosswordfiend.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=16&sid=025df1d6e0c4ba0476eff67c4b1a8446 Nice little gimmick with clean fill and smooth cluing.

ratso piazzolla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 June 2012 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Also liked today's NYT: triple stacked fifteens top and bottom, but all six were recognizable phrases. Needless to say, Rex P hated it.

ratso piazzolla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 June 2012 16:06 (six years ago) Permalink

i don't hate triple stacked fifteens like a lot of people. my least favorite "type" is probably the running quotation

radical ferry (donna rouge), Saturday, 30 June 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, me too! I find those quip puzzles torture to solve because the theme is really giving me no information for a long time and I am not at that level where I can just ignore it and fill in the crosses. They all seem to be more or less the same sentence: "Whenever I am asked blah blah blah, I always say it isn't the blah blah blah, but the blah blah blah" It's like an overlong, poorly done Match Game question without Brett Somers or Charles Nelson Reilly to turn it into something funny.

ratso piazzolla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 June 2012 17:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Early this week I peeked at the solution to a puzzle I didn't do, and the first entry was "MTWTF," and I was like, "Mount WTF? What could that possibly refer to?"

Tom Crucifictorious (Leee), Friday, 6 July 2012 04:48 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

trying to see if i can get the muller music meta from the expert version...finished the puzzle but haven't found the secret clue yet

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Um, Joe...

Zing Can Really Hang You Up the Most (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I can say no more

Zing Can Really Hang You Up the Most (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

! ? !

i gave up and tried the easy version and still can't figure it out!

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

not seeing it either

NASCAR, surfing, raising chickens, owning land (zachlyon), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 06:42 (six years ago) Permalink

DO U SEE?

He Wasn't Even The Best Drummer In The Rutles (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 August 2012 03:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i still don't!

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 13 August 2012 04:38 (six years ago) Permalink

nope gave up

and i just tried like 20 gaffney puzzles and i think i'm just terrible at metas

NASCAR, surfing, raising chickens, owning land (zachlyon), Monday, 13 August 2012 06:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Usually no good at those either but got this one. Some clues have two answers, one of which sticks out over margin

He Wasn't Even The Best Drummer In The Rutles (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 August 2012 12:26 (six years ago) Permalink

i had a feeling it was something like that, and i see what it is now

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 13 August 2012 15:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I managed to get the meta with only the right half.

He Wasn't Even The Best Drummer In The Rutles (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 August 2012 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Did you guys do the music meta puzzle last week? Hint: the answer was not Create a Super-ILXer!

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 October 2012 13:28 (six years ago) Permalink

did the puzzle, couldn't get the meta

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Monday, 8 October 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i got the band and three of the albums but i couldn't figure out the last one so i guessed. also assumed that all four were in succession, which might be wrong.

zachylon (zachlyon), Monday, 8 October 2012 20:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Hmmm, my first time doing his puzzles. I solved it, but I don't see any album titles. I see ebony and black in opposite positions. Dark Side of the Moon, maybe?

obamana (abanana), Monday, 8 October 2012 20:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that was it. There is some controversy over non-parallelism of theme answers.

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 October 2012 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

oh good that was my guess. the three other albums are in the answers. the puzzle's title makes it easy.

zachylon (zachlyon), Monday, 8 October 2012 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink

does it? i had no idea wtf it meant but tbh i don't like pink floyd

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Monday, 8 October 2012 21:48 (six years ago) Permalink

it doesn't require any familiarity with the music!

zachylon (zachlyon), Monday, 8 October 2012 21:50 (six years ago) Permalink

http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/503c5_johnny-rotten-pink-floyd.jpg
Yeah, I'm not the biggest fan either, apart from the Syd days, but I was able to get it. Most people were annoyed that for the other three albums the theme album described what was on the cover, but in the fourth case it was a description of the title.

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 October 2012 21:59 (six years ago) Permalink

oh ffs it's a cover thing

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Monday, 8 October 2012 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink

do u see?

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 October 2012 22:06 (six years ago) Permalink

i wish i still had the puzzle up to see it, i spent a good 10 minutes looking for any mention of rainbows or prisms or triangles or space

zachylon (zachlyon), Monday, 8 October 2012 22:07 (six years ago) Permalink

i do now

and now feel vaguely annoyed about it

i guess these are all supposed to be iconic covers or whatever but if you'd asked me before five minutes ago what the 'wish you were here' cover looks like i wouldn't have been able to tell you

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Monday, 8 October 2012 22:09 (six years ago) Permalink

they were painted on the backs of naked poolside women as seen in every dorm room, shd be common knowledge

zachylon (zachlyon), Monday, 8 October 2012 22:14 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Onion AV Club eliminates its crossword:
https://twitter.com/datageneral/status/265821646705811456

Sandy Denny Real Estate (jaymc), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Just came to post that.

50 Skidillion Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 14:57 (six years ago) Permalink

:(

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 15:18 (six years ago) Permalink

so bummed

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink


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