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NYT: Wednesday, August 1st 2018

August 1, 2018

 

 

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Author: Jeff Chen and Sandy Milto

Date: 8/1/2018

Day: Wednesday

Theme: Yes

Rebus: No

 

Scoring

Time Allotment: 20 minutes

Time Left: 8 minutes (+200)

Errors: 0 (+150)

Correct Words: 78/78 (+780)

Final Score: 1130

 

 

 

Another appropriately challenging Wednesday. I genuinely liked the theme (NEW YORK SLANDER was my favorite) and the 3-4 letter fill felt fresher than usual (no ENO!)

 

OGRE and LONE were my first two words and then OSLO you know just HAS to go there (I really wish there was an alternative to OSLO, however I am learning a lot of random facts about the city). ODD DUCK is also a wonderful fill, as it's one of my favorite expressions. OREO and PELE were also gimmies, however I can say I've never heard of a BLOOP before. For themed answers, GREEK RUNS gave me the most challenge, not sure why as GREEK RUINS is pretty straight forward, but the ANNA/NENA/EDBURNS trivia was not familiar to me.

 

As for favorite answers, the aforementioned ODDDUCK is certainly up there along with KUNGFU, ELOQUENT, and CUTLASS, as they a.) are all fun to say and b.) have some great letter combos.

 

Hoping to be more on time next week!

 

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