Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beach Boys in the NYT crossword

Tomorrow’s New York Times crossword by Peter A. Collins is Beach Boys-centric, with five song titles divided among nine clues. Why tomorrow’s puzzle? My guess is that it’s because the first incarnation of the group, the Pendletones, began playing together fifty years ago this month: Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine, and Mike Love. If August 31, 1961 has any specific Beach Boys significance, I’m unaware of it.

If you do the Times puzzle in syndication, look for tomorrow’s puzzle on October 12.

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Elaine said...

Oh, how I hate puzzles with all of those 'With--' and 'See--' clues! Got the solve, but (scowl) 'Year of Ronsard's odes?' Really?