Saturday, July 13, 2019

Today’s Saturday Stumper

Today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Greg Johnson, might be the easiest Stumper I’ve seen. I can imagine Stan Newman taking stock of the world and thinking, “Aww, heck, I’ll go easy on ’em.” Consider, for instance, 3-D, ten letters, “Hardbody’s pride.” Or 15-A, ten letters, “Highway advisory.”

Three four-letter-answer clues I especially liked: 29-D, “Spirit in Cyprus.” 32-D, “Plant with legs.” 57-A, “Daily household announcement.” My favorite clue: 11-D, eight letters, “Show of hands.”

No spoilers: the answers are in the comments.


Today’s puzzle made me recall a youthful encounter with 29-D.

comments: 3

Michael Leddy said...


joecab said...

More OUZO! I think they're trying to tell us something.

Michael Leddy said...

And plural. I wondered in a post about today’s puzzle if crossword people have been cruising the Mediterranean.