Today’s puzzle was the 100th NYT crossword I’ve solved in a row. No assistance, just sit down and plow on through. Kinda neat. (I didn’t start recording them at the very beginning, but most of them are in the playlist)
Exhausted after a long day and election night, this was at turns lethargic and punchy.
The thing about crosswords is they don’t usually make me feel dumb when I haven’t heard of some obscure word, it’s usually the pop culture stuff, like having seen none of the four very well-known movies in a puzzle.
What a great puzzle for today! If you want to see where the lightbulb went on, it’s at about 24 minutes in. If you want to see where the lightbulb should’ve went on, it’s at about 3 minutes in.
A very difficult puzzle for me today. I got there in the end, but wow that was a battle.