Saturday, November 24, 2018

Today’s Saturday Stumper

Today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Brad Wilber, is rated G, as in Goldilocks: not too easy, not too difficult, just right, with some beautifully clever clues. The four I liked best: 22-Across, three letters, “Beat back.” 40-Across, five letters, “Inferior cut, to many.” 3-Down, eight letters, “Boxing venue.” And 12-Down, six letters, “Fahrenheit or Celsius.” I especially like the likes of 22-Across, with so much trickiness going toward a three-letter answer.

No spoilers: the answers are in the comments.

comments: 3

Michael Leddy said...

NIK, as in beatnik. SIDEB. UPSSTORE. EPONYM.

joecab said...

I laughed at 50 Down: Names ___

Michael Leddy said...

That was a nice one.