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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Constructor: Barry C. Silk
Relative difficulty: Easy
Word of the Day: RADIO GALAXY (4A: Centaurus A is one) —
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COMPUTERS ended up being right (Me: "No way, too obvious ... wait, what?") and then nothing was ever a problem again. Got GARDEN from the "R," OKAPI from the "I," PLEISTOCENE from the "PLE-," and on and on and on. BON JOVI, gimme, AVA, gimme, GABE Kapler, gimme, CESAR, gimme, MCA IMO ZIMA ETON THON HOSER TESLA RUPP ... all gimmes. Ditto HAYS and DIEU and ENS. I don't get that many gimmes on most Wednesdays. Really, really weird. Seems a solid enough grid. More trivia clues than clever clues, but I will single out 18A: Mold in the freezer? (ICE CUBE TRAY) for its particular excellence.
From there it was a quick trip down ETON to THON and then right into the front ends of all those long Acrosses in the SW:
Thus, good night.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
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