Saturday, January 19, 2019

Today’s Saturday Stumper

Today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Matthew Sewell, is mostly easy. For instance, 41-Across, ten letters, “First Maria in The Sound of Music.” Or 50-Across, nine letters, “Olympian dubbed ‘Lightning.’” But the northeast corner is tough. I filled in my final answer, 9-Across, five letters, “What fills some shoes,” knew it had to be right, but had no idea what it meant until I looked it up.

Four clues I especially liked, all of which made short answers more fun: 19-Across, four letters, “What surrounders.” 43-Across, three letters, “Ironclad designation.” 3-Down, three letters, “Ox tail.” And 29-Down, three letters, “When live NHL, NFL, MLB and NBA games might be watched.”

No open refrigerators (spoilers): the answers are in the comments.

comments: 7

Michael Leddy said...


shallnot said...

“What fills some shoes”

I immediately thought of LASTS.

Michael Leddy said...

My first guess was TREES.

Elaine said...

Now, see? CARDS was a gimme, but I ran aground with the sports thing.... had -CT and shd have run the alphabet.
Also elsewhere had 2 wrong letters. Probably shd have walked away for a while, but I was so close to finishing! sigh

Michael Leddy said...

The OCT clue had me stuck for a while because I was thinking where, not when. I was trying to guess an acronym for some non-existent TV channel.

shallnot said...

What goes in shoes? Feet, of course: BBC radio’s The Forum epsisode "Heel and the Sneaker: The significance and history of footwear"


Michael Leddy said...

I’ll listen when the time allows.

You might like the mini-series Articles of Interest. I think that the episodes about plaid and pockets are especially good.