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Showing posts with label Robert H. Wolfe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robert H. Wolfe. Show all posts

May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 19th, 2012, Robert H. Wolfe

Theme: None

Words: 68

Blocks: 35 (with 4 cheaters)

A brain-drain puzzle for me, but totally worth the effort~! I would have to say that today's 'theme' could be "try, try again", as I had to change several of my initial answers in order to get this one done. Lots of good clues, some new fill, and an odd-looking grid. Bob has quite a record of puzzles; here's the interview from C.C. Four long-letter climbers;

7D. Theater accommodation : STANDING ROOM - nice to see the (almost) full length answer to a common crossword fill, "SRO" - just lacking the 'only' part

11D. Summons : CALLS FORTH

20D. "Just so you know ..." : FOR THE RECORD - I was trying to get 'FURTHER MORE' to fit, but was lacking a letter

25D. Homemade radio : CRYSTAL SET - had it not been for this appearing in a crossword not long ago, I would have not gotten it at all

ONward, Orthorunicans~!

ACROSS:

1. "Fear not" : REST EASY

9. Knuckle under : ACCEDE - wanted SECEDE, and tried RELENT instead

15. Likely will : EXPECT TO

16. Betrayed a bias : LEANED

17. Backing an ancient empire, like King Herod : PRO-ROMAN - took me a bit to parse this one out; I was missing the "R", and thought PROTO-MAN??? No, I don't think so....

18. Charge with a lance : TILT AT - Don Quixote, TILTing AT windmills

19. Made a party to : LET IN ON - lots of what I would call "Dan Naddor" fill today

20. Lacking extra room : FILLED

21. RB's gains : YarDS

22. Sonny and Cher, e.g. : DUO

24. The Baltics, once: Abbr. : SSRs

25. Caspian Sea delicacy : CAVIAR

28. Père's son : FILS

30. Strict disciplinarian : MARTINET - straight up definition

32. Nickname for two very different TV doctors : BONES - these two