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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

first i spilled coffee all over my shirt and then i saw this. hopefully these events are not portentous.

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:26 (six years ago) Permalink

lame, that's a fun crossword

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:41 (six years ago) Permalink

i sent an angry email about it. subject line - "angry email re: crossword cancellation".

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

new muller music meta today at least?

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

dammit. that's the only crossword that doesn't make me feel stupid. :(

I have done bad. I love my pj's. (zachlyon), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 22:24 (six years ago) Permalink

So now it's the AVCX and it will be pay to play.

Do You Like POLL Music? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 22:16 (six years ago) Permalink

is anyone doing this diagram-free puzzle via twitter by robin stears? i'm gonna try the most recent one out

I have done bad. I love my pj's. (zachlyon), Friday, 9 November 2012 03:16 (six years ago) Permalink

update: this is fun and hard! but i'm cheating as much as possible.

I have done bad. I love my pj's. (zachlyon), Friday, 9 November 2012 05:42 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm not usually much for non-american standard crossword puzzles but i think i should maybe start giving diagramless a shot

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Friday, 9 November 2012 05:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Handy link to Matt Gaffney's new site: xwordcontest.com

Do You Like POLL Music? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 November 2012 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Which I guess has been out there for two months, but I often end up going to the old one first.

Do You Like POLL Music? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 November 2012 18:44 (six years ago) Permalink

― 45 DOWN: "NYPD Blue" actor ____ Morales (R Baez), Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:00 PM (3 days ago)

What Kind Of EOY POLL Do You Look Like Now? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 November 2012 21:10 (six years ago) Permalink

So kickstarter now for ACVX/Onion puzzle: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/403421588/the-american-values-club-crossword

Did you guys get the pmx meta?

What Kind Of EOY POLL Do You Look Like Now? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 12 November 2012 17:31 (six years ago) Permalink

i haven't :(

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Monday, 12 November 2012 17:33 (six years ago) Permalink

pmx meta isn't too hard

I have done bad. I love my pj's. (zachlyon), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 03:30 (six years ago) Permalink

ugh, JUST got it and the deadline passed

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Probably jinxing myself by telling you guys but I haven't missed a single one of those pmx metas.

What Kind Of EOY POLL Do You Look Like Now? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink


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