Saturday, January 27, 2018

From the Saturday Stumper

A clever clue, from today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, 14-Down, six letters: “Addressed a growing concern.” No spoilers; the answer is in the comments.

Today’s Stumper, by Matthew Sewell, is not especially stumping. Too much crosswordese, for one thing: ENE, ETA, MIG, PSA, TET. And sports-themed clues so transparent that even I could fill in the answers without crosses: “Early-fall sports news topic” (eleven letters), “NBA slam-dunking great” (six). But still, says I, finishing a Saturday Stumper is cause for minor self-congratulation.