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(Guardian)   Crossword compiler reveals in his clues that he is dying of cancer. Jeez, it sure is 2 across in here   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 57
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2013-01-14 09:04:05 PM
Give us something to work with here subs; what is 2 down?
 
2013-01-14 09:15:46 PM
ort eft aria. there, i solved all the crosswords.
 
2013-01-14 09:28:59 PM
2 down: low light level, 3 letters, ends in "m"
 
2013-01-14 09:36:42 PM

Kredal: 2 down: low light level, 3 letters, ends in "m"


Dim? You are insulting subby?
 
2013-01-14 10:31:49 PM
In order for there to have been a 2-across, 1-across would have had to have been a 1-letter word.
 
2013-01-14 11:28:19 PM
He writes fiendishly difficult cryptic crosswords.
 
2013-01-14 11:30:43 PM
Has Omoo, being treated with Typee?

/window seat, please
 
2013-01-14 11:31:36 PM

SpikeStrip: ort eft aria. there, i solved all the crosswords.


You forgot "epee".
 
2013-01-14 11:36:21 PM
Gay?

/sorry
//sounds like a good guy
///too bad I'm not
////also, NTTAWWT
 
2013-01-14 11:37:00 PM
Did he catch it from playing too much 16 down: 4 letters, 'JAI'
 
2013-01-14 11:38:45 PM

SpikeStrip: ort eft aria. there, i solved all the crosswords.


Aren't you concerned that your tactics will be aped?

/Possibly by actor Morales?
 
2013-01-14 11:39:02 PM

Chinchillazilla: SpikeStrip: ort eft aria. there, i solved all the crosswords.

You forgot "epee".


Not to mention "Tennis pro Arthur."
 
2013-01-14 11:40:43 PM
He's 91. It's not like the Grim Reaper wasn't already too far behind.
 
2013-01-14 11:41:57 PM
Weelll, ... I'll read this thread later on the crapper.
 
2013-01-14 11:42:33 PM
img0.etsystatic.com
 
2013-01-14 11:43:10 PM
Geez, more rich white people crap?

Where da hood?
 
2013-01-14 11:43:33 PM
Etui?

Ela?
 
2013-01-14 11:46:01 PM
pigs digs
 
2013-01-14 11:47:46 PM
Well you know what they say. "When a patient gets difficult, you quone him."
 
2013-01-14 11:48:02 PM
i.imgur.com
www.thearchnemesis.com
 
2013-01-14 11:50:24 PM

valkore: [i.imgur.com image 451x328]
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LOL. BILLY!
 
2013-01-14 11:51:54 PM

Nothing To See Here: [img0.etsystatic.com image 350x350]


GORQ AVAU MEGI ERET
 
2013-01-14 11:55:00 PM

farkingismybusiness: Well you know what they say. "When a patient gets difficult, you quone him."


fark. I'm drunk. I confused crosswords with scrabble. Damn.
 
2013-01-14 11:55:52 PM

Chinchillazilla: SpikeStrip: ort eft aria. there, i solved all the crosswords.

You forgot "epee".


I liked to work crossword puzzles for a while. I got bored when I realized that having a large vocabulary wasn't helpful, it was knowing words like epee, short words with plenty of vowels that would could be crammed against other words. Then again, I think it was NYT or Will Shortz, who I am sure is the Rick Dees of crossword puzzle making.
 
2013-01-14 11:57:39 PM

Asmor: Nothing To See Here: [img0.etsystatic.com image 350x350]

GORQ AVAU MEGI ERET


Easy as Chinese Morse code, any kid can catch it.
 
2013-01-14 11:57:40 PM
I've always enjoyed crosswords. Did a lot of them when I was a kid. I salute this fellow. He's given a lot of people a lot of enjoyment. If he was a generally decent guy in the rest of his life, well, he's lived the good life. He's gonna leave the world a better place than he found it, and that is, IMHO, the best anyone can do.
 
2013-01-14 11:58:08 PM
90+ years. He has his kick at the can. The human body is really only designed to get old enough to fark, and teach your kids how to hunt and gather. Anything over 35 years is the real gravy, not 68.2.
 
2013-01-15 12:03:12 AM
JENGA!!!
 
2013-01-15 12:04:20 AM
As an ardent cruciverbalist myself, this is sad news indeed. :(
 
2013-01-15 12:15:18 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: 90+ years. He has his kick at the can. The human body is really only designed to get old enough to fark, and teach your kids how to hunt and gather. Anything over 35 years is the real gravy, not 68.2.


Shh, lest some life extension nut ruin a thread praising a cruciperitus
 
2013-01-15 12:26:04 AM
I must have done a clue wrong, because 2 across has 3 "m"s in a row.
 
2013-01-15 12:35:58 AM
Araucaria is one of my all-time heroes; I had always believed him to be immortal.
 
2013-01-15 12:38:39 AM
aviewfromacarpark.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-15 12:46:34 AM

Apos: As an ardent cruciverbalist myself, this is sad news indeed. :(


Came in here to use that word.

/Now I'm 2 across too :(
 
2013-01-15 12:53:30 AM
I have always been amazed at people who can create crossword puzzles by hand. They have some sort of mental gift, the way some prodigies have with music.

And I mean REAL puzzles: meaning every square must belong to two words.
 
2013-01-15 12:57:05 AM
Five letter word, begins with V, Yiddish word for bedbug.
 
2013-01-15 01:34:22 AM
Tits headline subby.
 
2013-01-15 01:35:26 AM
I've actually kind of been hoping for an opportunity to use "tits" as an adjective.
 
2013-01-15 02:16:36 AM
 
2013-01-15 02:16:56 AM

Psychlone: Five letter word, begins with V, Yiddish word for bedbug.


Just watched that episode. Loved how one puzzle captured the attention of the whole unit.
 
2013-01-15 02:20:26 AM

sweetpeteman: In order for there to have been a 2-across, 1-across would have had to have been a 1-letter word.


Nice catch. Usually find those situations in non-English crosswords.
/or kiddie playbooks
 
2013-01-15 02:34:08 AM
I know puzzle master Will Shortz, but this guy?  I'm drawing a blank.
 
2013-01-15 02:56:42 AM
I believe they are called crossword constructors, not compilers. Unless it is different across the pond.
 
2013-01-15 03:04:30 AM

Psychlone: Five letter word, begins with V, Yiddish word for bedbug.


vantz?
 
2013-01-15 03:06:04 AM

Psychlone: Five letter word, begins with V, Yiddish word for bedbug.


You called us all the way down here for VANTZ?????
 
2013-01-15 03:13:53 AM
No one wants to go for the obvious?

I guess he wanted his love ones to know how he was going to end up...
[puts on sunglasses]
six down.

/yeeeaaahhh!!!!
 
2013-01-15 03:58:03 AM

buckeyebrain: Psychlone: Five letter word, begins with V, Yiddish word for bedbug.

You called us all the way down here for VANTZ?????


My daughter adores that episode, between the crossword and Klinger's "picnic."
 
2013-01-15 04:56:29 AM

Apos: As an ardent cruciverbalist myself, this is sad news indeed. :(


Don't. Just don't. That's a ridiculous word for pretentious idiots like Dexter to use. It makes you sound like a pompous fool.
 
2013-01-15 04:59:43 AM

sweetpeteman: In order for there to have been a 2-across, 1-across would have had to have been a 1-letter word.


Nope. There doesn't have to be a 1 across.
 
2013-01-15 05:01:14 AM

whatshisname: He writes fiendishly difficult cryptic crosswords.


Actually his crosswords are not particularly difficult - the Guardian has some far harder setters - but they are immensely entertaining because then tend to contain jokes, themes, hidden references and all sorts of other lollipops. He is the master.
 
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