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Friday, August 7, 2015
Constructor: Peter Wentz
Relative difficulty: Easy
Word of the Day: TORIC (5D: Like bagels) —
adj. of or resembling JOE TORRE, which seems kind of mean, but hey, I didn't write the dictionary.
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Lollapuzzoola 8 in Ye Olde Manhattane (you should go), and am not getting back til Monday. There will be drinks and puzzles and more drinks and foods and Yankee Stadium and drinks and, randomly, a Minnesota friend who just happens to be in NYC unrelated to crossword stuff, and probably some other stuff in there. So, yeah, the write-ups might suffer. Or they might improve. This is all a matter of perspective. At any rate, this puzzle ruled even though it was way too easy. Please give Peter Wentz all the Friday puzzles. Or half. Other half to Patrick Berry. Then other people when those guys need a day off. That would be nice.
My favorite clue of the day was [Food channel] for GULLET. My least favorite answer was AOKS because honestly when is that Ever plural. RLESS can also suck it. But otherwise, mwah, big kiss for this thing. I knew things were gonna fly when I zinged a couple of longish answers right off the bat:
[What are DES KLAMPS? Is that some Belgian thing?]
Lollapuzzoola 8, the funnest and now only NYC crossword tournament. See you there, or here, or both.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
PS [Texan's rival] is COLT because of football. It's a football thing.
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