Hoppy brew / TUE 10-11-11 / /, to a bowler / Miler Sebastian / Marie with two Nobels / Nonfielding A.L. players / Protective part of a trunk
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Hey, everybody. PuzzleGirl here with your Tuesday serving of puzzly goodness. Rex is sans Internet tonight for some reason, so you're stuck with me. Let's try to make the best of it, shall we?
- 17A: Tumblers (LOCK DEVICES).
- 32A: Tumblers (CIRCUS ACROBATS).
- 41A: Tumblers (WHISKEY GLASSES).
- 59A: Tumblers (JACK AND JILL).
I'm not going to spend a lot of time here today. It's late, I'm tired, and I'm in Oprah Magazine. Wait, what? You didn't know I was in Oprah Magazine? Yes, I really am. Page 167 of the November issue if you just want to check it out in line at the grocery store. It's a section about people who have found a hobby they're passionate about. Mine is about scrapbooking. No no no, of course it isn't. It's about puzzles! It's just a little part of a bigger article, but it has my picture and everything so yeah, it's exciting. I mean, it's freaking Oprah.
Was there something else we were supposed to be talking about? Oh right, the puzzle. Setting aside a couple of clunkers (I'm looking at you OBEYER and KEY CASE) and the presence of URKEL, there's some pretty awesome fill here. I mean, how can you not like RABBIT TEST? That right there is a sparkly entry. Also, "WHERE TO?" I always get a kick out of the colloquial phrases.
I don't think I would have liked only two sports abbreviations in the grid, but since there are three, it almost seems kinda cool. Other than that, um … yeah, I think I'm done. I mentioned the thing about Oprah, right? ….
P.S. from Rex: What PuzzleGirl didn't say—she's ending her own popular crossword blog, "L.A. Crossword Confidential." Today is her last post over there. I assume that I will be able to call her out of retirement when I need a substitute blogger, like when I'm