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  • Apr 28th, 2013 @ 7:50pm

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    oh, we understand cryptic crosswords just find, done many of them.

    What we are commenting on is THIS "cryptic" crossword, if you can call it that.

    We did not say cryptic crosswords are stupid or weird, JUST THIS ONE.


    "We"? Who are you, Yoda?

    It appears when your not good at something, then you just post it at TD.

    Like writing grammatically correct sentences? Yep, you're living proof of that fact.

  • Apr 28th, 2013 @ 7:13am

    A full explanation of clues would be nice

    While not a complete stranger to cryptic crosswords, I was never really good at them. Sometimes the clues make some sense after the solution is revealed and others are so cryptic they completely escape me.

    For instance:

    1. Kick start (4)
    BOOT

    Ok ... a bouncer may boot (kick) an unruly patron from a club, and you must boot (start) your computer before you can use it. That makes sense.

    8. Collaborated on and bragged about bad grade at bad church (12)
    CROW(D+SOUR+C)ED

    I see how 'Collaborated on' is synonymous with the correct answer CROWDSOURCED. And I can see 'bragged about' (CROWED) a 'bad grade' (D). That leaves SOUR+C somehow equating to 'church'. I don't get it. Am I missing something?

  • Mar 12th, 2012 @ 5:12pm

    SOPA as a verb

    SOPA as a verb. I like it. If we were to consider the acronym as standing for "Save Our Pathetic Asses", we could also use it as an adjective. As in "Since we can't adapt to current technology, let's try to slip in a SOPA bill to dupe the masses and maintain the status quo."