Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Real men do the Saturday NY Times puzzle.
"M_rk and Min_y"
My great aunt can do the Sunday puzzle without batting an eye, no lie. My dad's entire family are all good at that kind of thing. But for the life of me, I just never developed the instincts for crosswords. I know a lot of it is looking for clues, but my mind just has an incredibly difficult time with that kind of stuff. I can get one or two questions here and there--I used to have my old man save the sports and movie ones for me--but if I could even finish half of a Monday Times puzzle, I'd be amped.
The Saturday puzzle, in the words of David Sedaris, requires the kind of mind that can bend spoons. My wife and I will try to do these together; I've got a good memory and I'm good at word puzzles; she's an astrophysics Ph.D. Sometimes we make a good team... but we can't do the Saturday puzzle. It's just that difficult.
Mirk and Minty?
reminds me of OH sadaharu the Yomiuri Giants slugger whose one character last name ( a rarity) also meant "king" .
Must be why his job is in jeopardy in L.A.
6 Exactly. It used to take me 2-3 hours to do the Sunday puzzle, and I'd often need a break in the middle to go refresh my brain. Now I get irritated if I run much over an hour. (I give myself an extra hour if I try to listen to a baseball game while I work on the puzzle.) But the Saturday puzzle, oy!
2 8 My favorite "Wheel of Fortune" episode ever, happened about 20 years ago. Someone had "BACK_ARD GLANCE" and missed it.
Mike was one of the "celebrity cameos" of "famous" crossword fans (along with Bill Clinton, Jon Stewart, and a few others).
Moose seemed at ease in front of the lense, and gave a good demostration of the proper technique for working on a puzzle while sitting in a dugout. :-)
The Saturday puzzle doesn't have the cute theme thing, but it's much harder than Sunday's. Not even close.
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