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NYT: Thursday, August 2nd 2018

August 2, 2018

 

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Author: Xan Vongsathorn

Date: 8/2/2018

Day: Thursday

Theme: Yes

Rebus: Maybe?

 

Scoring

Time Allotment: 25 minutes

Time Left: 10 minutes (+200)

Errors: 1 (-25)

Correct Words: 76/78 (+760)

Final Score: 835

 

 

 

Ahhh, a good old rebus. Or was it?? I submitted the above, got the infamous 'You're almost there!', went to all of the H's and replaced with 'H/T', it STILL wasn't right, and then finally revealed my ADO/SCOWS mistake. (I know that seems like a not interesting story for a not very interesting conclusion, that's kind of my MO when it comes to story telling).

 

How did I like the theme? I'm really not sure. Identifying 18 answer/clues where a T or H could fit is extremely impressive, but I felt a few of them were stretches. WISTFUL was perfect, but BASTES? Never heard of that in context. SHOCK/HINT worked perfectly as did HOOT/TOOT and RUSH/HEE, but what the heck is a TITLIST??? (okay, I JUST realized it is titlist and not TIT LIST, which makes far more sense)

 

Learned a great new word with STABILE and appreciated having KDLANG's full name in an answer as opposed to 'k.d. _____'. Overall though, great puzzle. (Especially now that I understand what a tit list is.)

 

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