September 25, 2008

"Crossword puzzles heavily favor Democrats."

LOL. And those dastardly puzzlers also betray an evil fondness for Arab cities, the Spanish language, Hindu royalty, Hawaiian fowl, and these dreadful things:



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Electric Light Orchestra
Yma Sumac
Brian Eno
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17 comments:

Peter V. Bella said...

I only do the patternless puzzles on Friday and Saturday. It is the only two days I buy the Sun Times. The etui gets old sometimes.

Trevor Jackson said...

Crossword puzzles also favor Maine.

If I get one more "Orono" . . .

Stephanie said...

Here was Schieffer speaking with the Early Show's Maggie Rodriguez at 7:05 AM EDT today:

BOB SCHIEFFER: I am told, Maggie, that the way McCain got involved in this in the first place, the Treasury Secretary was briefing Republicans in the House yesterday, the Republican conference, asked how many were ready to support the bailout plan. Only four of them held up their hands. Paulson then called, according to my sources, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is very close to John McCain, and told him: you've got to get the people in the McCain campaign, you've got to convince John McCain to give these Republicans some political cover. If you don't do that, this whole bailout plan is going to fail. So that's how, McCain, apparently, became involved.
Continued Schieffer . . .

SCHIEFFER: He has gotten what he wants, he's going to have this meeting, kind of a summit today with the president and Barack Obama. I'm told that the leaders of both parties are getting close to having some kind of a bill. The question, though, is whether rank-and-file Republicans, especially, are going to vote for this.

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Peter V. Bella said...

StLo is another one, as is ETO. The past couple of weeks KPH and KPG have been appearing quite regularly too.

Peter V. Bella said...

Yegg

American Liberal Elite said...

Doing crosswords for 35 years and now I finally get to see what an etui looks like. How about an adit?

john said...

How about "overlord"? That would be a bad sign.

former law student said...

I was feeding bitter vetch to my emu this morning when she kicked over the olla, soaking everything in her stall. What a sad olio!

campy said...

Sometimes I feel like moving to Ojai and becoming an icer.

JonMichael S said...

This is why I only do cryptic crosswords. No crossword-ese - no pointless trivia fill-in. Just engaging subtle mental challenges.

Sissy Willis said...

Etuits are all well and good, but don't forget Guido's high note or the ubiquitous bitter vetch.

bearbee said...

59 down Yma Sumac.

I knew someone who would complete NYT crosswords using only 'horizontal' or only 'vertical' clues.

He would also do crosswords in Russian.

rastajenk said...

Eno, for sure.

In about 10 years, look for a lot of Bono's. I saw one this week; it's a natural crossword word.

Chip Ahoy said...

That's a lovely little etui there.

Chip Ahoy said...

This puts me in mind of the famous Election Day puzzle of 1996 constructed by Jeremiah Farrell that could be solved either with Clinton or Bob Dole, depending on the solvers inclination, to finish an area of a standard 15 X 15. My, was the forum abuzz with that one!

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