Saturday, March 3, 2018

From the Saturday Stumper

A nice clue from today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Lester Ruff, 29-Across, four letters: “Sound of thinking.” No spoilers; the answer is in the comments.

The name “Lester Ruff” appears to be another pseudonym for Stan Newman, the Newsday crossword editor, though this name does not appear on a page explaining Newman’s pseudonyms. Lester Ruff = less rough. But this puzzle was difficult. And now done.

comments: 5

Michael Leddy said...


Fresca said...

I like this--clever and funny--but also, I like wondering,
Really, what would thinking sound like?

Like Rice Krispies in milk?
Bubbling mud?
Electric sparks?

Do different thoughts sound different?

Fun to think on. *pops some bubble-wrap*

Michael Leddy said...

I think of a large industrial ventilator of some sort, humming and clanking.

Slywy said...

I don't get it but that's typical.

Michael Leddy said...

Sound of thinking, like being of sound mind.