Sat 20 Oct 2007
Today’s Tribune crossword puzzle had some interesting challenges, and not only because Saturday’s offering is always the toughest of the week.
The Tribune puzzles are not quite [41 DOWN] with those in the New York Times, but they often come close. Today’s was especially enjoyable, with just the right degree of cleverness and difficulty.
53 ACROSS: Series starter. ANS. EpisodeI
40 DOWN: 1947 signature Cab Calloway musical. ANS. HiDeHo.
One that would have had me stumped completely unless I hadn’t had all of the words coming down was 38 ACROSS: Rodent yielding the fur nutria.
Not my particular expertise, I guess. I had to check with Google when I was done to be sure the answer was even a word. It was.
Here are a few more for which I won’t give answers.
49 ACROSS: Author said to have influenced Hitchcock. [Three letters.]
51 ACROSS: Street boss. [Ten letters.]
57 ACROSS: Holmesian tool. [Eight letters.]
You probably won’t get this last one unless you have some words coming down. Here’s what I had when it finally came to me:
41 DOWN. At the same level (with). ANS. OnaPar.