Thursday, 4/1/10

NYT 4:02 ... LAT 2:38 ... CS 1:37 ... ND 1:38 ... FB 7:55

I've been looking forward to the Thursday [NYT] April Fool's Day puzzle... have to admit I was hoping for something even more devilish, but it was certainly a lot of fun.

11 comments:

Joon said...

how do you feel about the cross of 47a with 41d in the newsday? am i crazy for thinking there's an alternate correct answer?

ps--that 4:02 is the most disgusting thing i've ever seen at this site.

Doug P. said...

joon, that was Dan's little April Fool's Day joke. He actually finished in 3:02.

I didn't notice the Newsday ambiguity when solving the puzzle, but you could make an argument for two different letters there!

Dan said...

I don't think RETAPE can be a noun, so I wouldn't call it a legit alternative.

As for 4:02... if there was ever a puzzle tailor-made for "solving the grid", that was it! A little surprised that other speedsters weren't faster (CANTS notwithstanding), because we only need the key words in the clues.

Howard B said...

Well, honestly I was having too much damned fun solving the clues, so at some point I threw the timer away and just plugged away at the clues to see what sort of twisted clue creations would arise. (The clue with "Big" was especially cruel and unusual)!

Joon said...

yeah, probably right. i was annoyed at the time but if i had noticed the hyphen i would have realized it was unambiguously a noun.

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