Saturday, September 01, 2007

Crossword Report: August '07

I solved a measly 17 puzzles this month... Surely but slowly, right?

Crosswords in Pop Culture:

From this week's Onion, USA Today Crossword Puzzle Grants False Sense of Intelligence:

DES MOINES, IA—Forty-five minutes after sitting down with a cup of coffee and the USA Today crossword, local window fashions salesman Tom Dolan completed the puzzle's last three open squares and was filled with a sense of intellectual accomplishment. Though he admitted to consulting the Internet for the tougher clues, such as "a Kentucky liquor aged in oak barrels," Dolan, 38, credited the successful completion to his amazing ability to follow word-based clues. "The clue said 'Charlie's' blank," Dolan said. "It took a little while, but I realized that it was 'Angels.' That was my Rosemary Stone for unlocking the rest of the puzzle."

From this week's Weekly World News, the trash-tabloid's final Bigfoot, "The World's Biggest Crossword" (so big that the whole puzzle doesn't fit on my scanner). The August 27 issue was the WWN's last. Bigfoot, we hardly knew ye.

Crossword Report: January '07
Crossword Report: February '07
Crossword Report: March '07
Crossword Report: April '07
Crossword Report: May '07
Crossword Report: June '07
Crossword Report: July '07
Total crosswords solved in August 2007: 17
Total crosswords solved in 2007: 439
On pace to solve in 2007: 659

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