Saturday, December 22, 2018

Today’s Saturday Stumper

Today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Lester Ruff, hardly feels like Saturday. It’s easy as A-B-C, or pie. Or to switch from simile to metaphor, it’s a piece of cake. Or a walk in the park. Or a cakewalk. Or a breeze, felt while walking in the park, with or without cake.

Two fun clues: 20-Across, thirteen letters, “One extremely well-fixed.” And 51-Across, fourteen letters, “Interrogative endorsement.”

A slightly deceptive clue: 9-Down, six letters, “They typically sit near conductors at concerts.”

A clue that taught me something: 37-Across, five letters, “‘Me no __’ (punny pan of ‘I Am a Camera’).”

My least favorite clue: 45-Across, three letters, “National Caramel Mo.” Of course, right, National Caramel Mo.

No spoilers: the answers are in the comments.

[National Nougat Day: March 26.]

comments: 4

Michael Leddy said...


PIANOS. (I thought of Elaine as first had VIOLAS.)

LEICA. From a review by Walter Kerr.


joecab said...

Have to remember that MRT did not say "I beat people up" and OCHERS is likely not to be spelled as "ochres" :/

Michael Leddy said...

I always hesitate with that color. I had OCH__S and had to PHIL in the downs to make sure of the rest.

Michael Leddy said...

Oops — I thought of Elaine and first had VIOLAS.