Saturday, October 6, 2018

Today’s Saturday Stumper

Today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Brad Wilber, is a breeze — a welcome breeze, given that the temperature today is supposed to get to 86°.

Three clues I especially liked: 64-Across, three letters, “Verb with preposition and noun homophones.” 66-Across, seven letters, “System conveying blog updates.” And 11-Down, seven letters: “What was once called a ‘fountain paintbrush.’” Words. Blogs. Supplies. Represent.

No spoilers; the answers and some additional commentary are in the comments.

comments: 4

Michael Leddy said...

ERR. RSSFEED. FELTTIP. (Err, ere, air.)

Bryan Garner says that err, properly pronounced, rhymes with her. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard this pronunciation. Have you?

Benjamin Paskach created the fountain paintbrush. Here’s the 1926 patent.

Michael Leddy said...

And the next time someone in a stop-and-chat tells me that they love this warm weather, I’m going to point out — global warming.

Elaine said...

Hand up for saying ERR as /ur/....but I could be wrong.
It's been hot and muggy here, too, after last week's lovely 2 day chill. FOO!

Michael Leddy said...

My local Elaine also says it’s /ur/. And she seldom errs.