tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post8668790229235592012..comments2016-02-08T20:10:46.284-05:00Comments on Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2006 - Seth A. AbelRex Parkerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16145707733877505087noreply@blogger.comBlogger13125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-46341618532758070202007-10-07T19:14:00.000-04:002007-10-07T19:14:00.000-04:00If you want to try out something new in sudoku, tr...If you want to try out something new in sudoku, try shendoku, using the sudoku rules but playing two people, one against the other, like battleshipps. They have a free version to download at http://www.shendoku.com/sample.pdf . Anything else they are bringing out or they are working on you can find at www.shendoku.com or at they´r blog www.shendoku.blogspot.com . Have fun, I am. I specially like one slogan I heard about Shendoku: SUDOKU is like masturbation (on your own)…. SHENDOKU is like sex (it takes two).armandohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08092105075250361616noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-77969709473647935062007-02-09T17:09:00.000-05:002007-02-09T17:09:00.000-05:00(also from 6 weeks later land)I also found Thursda...(also from 6 weeks later land)<BR/>I also found Thursday's puzzle harder than Friday's....but I was working on it during a power outage at my lab and couldn't concentrate. The grid annoyed me.<BR/><BR/>Friday's was nice - I like the long fill that isn't totally obscure. I couldn't quite finish off the far south, after filling in LAY OUT and SO DO I insteand of LAY LOW and SO AM I.<BR/><BR/>There was also a lot of two and three word answers - NO ONE, AWE OF, SO AM I, LAY LOW, IN A TIE, I CANT SEE, SEW UP, GETS IT (also T-NUT, A-TEAM, E-MAG). Worth noting for future(?) Seth Abel puzzles, maybe?Martinnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-85184754218190429102007-02-09T16:41:00.000-05:002007-02-09T16:41:00.000-05:00What I remember about the Thu puzzle from back the...What I remember about the Thu puzzle from back then is that it was a weirdly shaped grid, and I could NOT get the far North (this tiny little nook of 3- or 4-letter words). I was trying to solve it in the Denver Airport and getting nowhere. I left it behind when I boarded the plane. KNEE PANTS is kinda cute. <BR/><BR/>RPRex Parkerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16145707733877505087noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-74063660848272516552007-02-09T16:34:00.000-05:002007-02-09T16:34:00.000-05:00Hellooooo from the land of six weeks back! I've ...Hellooooo from the land of six weeks back! I've got to know, regarding the unblogged Thursday puzzle: Were you as annoyed as I at navel (central point) and knee pants (quaint school togs). <BR/><BR/>Knee pants?!?!?!? Good guhrief.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-18288772851272648832006-12-30T15:19:00.000-05:002006-12-30T15:19:00.000-05:00Euler is pronounced oiler to rhyme with toiler.
Th...Euler is pronounced oiler to rhyme with toiler.<br />The name Euler should not be confused with the name of a more familiar mathematician -- Euclid which indeed is pronounced like it is spelled, that is, yooclid.<br />Now everybody get a grip and go home and name your newborn Mary Smith so people will know how to pronounce and spell her name without suffering indignities of ignorance. <br /><br />Sincerely as possible, <br />Xwords4everxwords4evernoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-81839453964296705482006-12-29T23:50:00.000-05:002006-12-29T23:50:00.000-05:00I was thinking you meant the college you attended ...I was thinking you meant the college you attended (smaller than a postage stamp!). Never heard of this Kelly guy, but I've seen a lot of the shows he's been on so I must've seen him. How come Wikipedia says he studied at UC-Irvine?Orangehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17559144141235215318noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-50328013187598502672006-12-29T18:53:00.000-05:002006-12-29T18:53:00.000-05:00His name is pronounced "Euler", at least by mathem...His name is pronounced "Euler", at least by mathematicians.Isabelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15671307315028242949noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-44378141533919143022006-12-29T16:51:00.000-05:002006-12-29T16:51:00.000-05:00God bless my mathematician best friend.
Mmmm, ima...God bless my mathematician best friend.<br /><br />Mmmm, imaginary unit...<br /><br />Orange, your college is the size of a postage stamp, and thus not comparable. My college boasts Twyla Tharp (who transferred away) and Richard Chamberlain, as well as We Are Scientists, which you all know already. Oh, and TV's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284770/">Kelly Perrine</a>.<br /><br />RPRex Parkerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16145707733877505087noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-48760803969187533372006-12-29T16:18:00.000-05:002006-12-29T16:18:00.000-05:00I've known EULER since my junior year of high scho...I've known EULER since my junior year of high school, when the algebra/trig teacher, Mr. Polanczyk, cemented his name in our brains (for, um, no real reason) by relating how he'd learned all about the mathematician but thought it was spelled "Oiler" for the longest time. (Mr. Polanczyk wasn't the best speller.)<br /><br />My college boasts Thorstein Veblen, Garrick Utley, and dropout Peter Tork. I think Paul Reiser beats them all in recognizability.<br /><br />Is vim and whimsy at all like piss and vinegar?Orangehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17559144141235215318noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-37663850826118776502006-12-29T15:18:00.000-05:002006-12-29T15:18:00.000-05:00Here's the paper in question from Leonhard Euler t...<a href="http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/math/pdf/0408/0408230.pdf">Here's</a> the paper in question from Leonhard Euler that lays out the mathematics at the foundation of constructing large "magic squares" (which aren't quite the same thing as Sudoku grids).<br /><br />I knew the name Euler from college math classes as well, but the connection was so tenuous (and I was expecting a Japanese name) that it took me a while.Alexhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07543077687426776863noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-88744943361420937982006-12-29T14:39:00.000-05:002006-12-29T14:39:00.000-05:00Euler (pronounced "Oiler") was the greatest mathem...Euler (pronounced "Oiler") was the greatest mathematician of the 18th century, and one of the greatest and most prolific mathematicians ever. He is responsible in particular for much of the notation seen by math students, including the f(x) notation for functions, the letter e for the base of the natural logarithm, and the letter i for the imaginary unit.<br /><br />It is an insult that he is clued via a sudoku reference. The sudoku clue appears to be utter nonsense. For one thing, there is no math involved in sudoku.AndrewSimpsonsMath.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-50387323162142958792006-12-29T13:43:00.000-05:002006-12-29T13:43:00.000-05:00Hmmm ... I too had Geometry and Calc and never onc...Hmmm ... I too had Geometry and Calc and never once heard this guy's name, I'm pretty sure. I don't deny that he is somebody. The "Sudoku" part of the clue kills it for me. What is with people and their Sudokus!?<br /><br />And however his name was pronounced before (in "reality" or "Germany" or wherever), his name is now pronounced YOO-ler.Rex Parkerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16145707733877505087noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35115061.post-87099193070832698362006-12-29T13:34:00.000-05:002006-12-29T13:34:00.000-05:00Euler was a big math guy in the 18th or 19th centu...Euler was a big math guy in the 18th or 19th century, and the applications of his theories extend way beyond sudoku. My high school geometry and calc teacher mentioned him at least a hundred times, probably second in mentions only to Gauss, so once I had the first E and L it was pretty easy for me to fill it in. Also, it's pronounced "Oiler."Chrishttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07177442874914826830noreply@blogger.com