This is my solution to the crossword published in the New York Times today. If you are doing the New York Times crossword in any other publication, you are working on the syndicated puzzle.
Here is a link to my answers to today’s SYNDICATED New York Times crossword.
Completion Time: N/A (watching “Mad Men” on TV!)
Answers I missed: 4 … EDDA (ELLA); RID (BUD); PIERRE DE RONSARD (PIERRE LE BONSARD!); ADRIAN (ALRUAN!)
1 CADS: A cad is offensive, repeatedly!
21 THREE: An example of a “weak” opening bid in bridge is a “3 hearts”.
24 ERASER: That’s what I used to call an eraser growing up in Ireland, a rubber.
The “Poetic Edda”
and “Prose Edda”
were written down in the 13th century in Iceland, and are the sources of much of Norse mythology in Iceland.
37 BULL’S-EYE LANTERN:
A bull’s-eye lantern
is that oil lantern carried by police constables (and Sherlock Holmes) in Victorian London, with a lit wick inside a tin case with a piece of refractive glass in the front.
42 RID: To disembarrass is to free something from embarrassment, to relieve or to rid.
Not all cricket matches are test matches
, just the internationals.
50 MINEO: Sal Mineo
earned the nickname the “Switchblade Kid” from playing the bad guy in the movie “Crime in the Streets” from 1956
A deadfall trap
is a simple animal trap in which a heavy log or rock falls on the victim once the trap is triggered.
The Yule Ball
is held on Christmas Eve every year there is a Triwizard Tournament at Hogwarts (of Harry Potter
19 THE NET:
If you haven’t seen “The Net”
starring Sandra Bullock, I’d recommend you take a peek. Good fun!
Adrian Monk is played by Tony Shalhoub
on the TV series “Monk”
(which I’ve never seen!).
38 LETTER: Thorn
was a letter in Old English, with a sound like “th”.