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NYT: Tuesday, July 31st 2018

July 31, 2018

 

 

 

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Author: David Woolf

Date: 7/31/2018

Day: Tuesday

Theme: Yes

Rebus: None

 

Scoring

Time Allotment: 12 minutes

Time Left: 2 minutes (+50)

Errors: 0 (+150)

Correct Words: 74 (+740, 74 out of 74)

Final Score: 940

 

 

 

So I broke the cardinal rule of blogging, CONSISTENCY. Unfortunately I was traveling all last week for work, and while I found time for actual solving I couldn't get around to the blogging part. I'M SORRY!

 

I remember seeing some chatter about this puzzle on twitter before I solved (there's a error somewhere? People didn't get the theme?) I'm convinced I must have mixed up my days because everything seemed pretty straightforward and no errors jumped out. I was able to make quick progress in the upper right with MINAJ/JAYLENO and then move out from there over to the upper left. FAOSCHWARZ gave me temporary pause as I always think there's a T in there somewhere (and I thought CORGI had an E on the end, but I guess that's a classic Dan Quayle mistake).

 

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