Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Constructor: Bruce Haight
Relative difficulty: Don't know ... don't care
Word of the Day: no, none of these are good enough —
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Well here's where I would've stopped if I didn't have a crossword blog:
Hard to overstate how bad this concept is. How joyless and STALE and etc. What's worse, it's not even original *to the constructor*. He (and the editor, who somehow accepts this stuff) foisted a similar disaster on us a couple years back, where just eight letters were used in the construction of the grid. Here, see (Apr. 14, 2015):
Fun, right? And now, just seven. I can't wait for 6, 5, etc. I'm sure things will improve with fewer letters. I'm sure of it.
Here's a tweet re: *Sunday's* puzzle, before this thing ever came out:
I like this one:
Oh, here's an actual puzzle-related problem someone had:
Let's all pretend today's puzzle never happened. Yes, that's nice.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
P.S. SISSIES is a bullshit pejorative (15D: Fraidy-cats). Let's retire it. It's mostly just "S"s anyway, no one would miss it.
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