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NYT: Wednesday, August 8th 2018

August 8, 2018

 

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Author: Andrew Kingsley

Date: 8/8/2018

Day: Wednesday

Theme: Yes

Rebus: No

 

Scoring

Time Allotment: 20 minutes

Time Left: 13 minutes (+325)

Errors: 0 (+150)

Correct Words: 78/78 (+780)

Final Score: 1255

 

 

Ahhh, Great Minds Think Alike. From the cluing I thought there was going to be some more pun-age going on, but nope, just two people who had a good idea (Team Leibniz all the way, btw).

 

The puzzle felt too easy for a Wednesday (sub 7 seems too fast!), but I think a lot of that had to do with the fill being so straightforward and filling up ~15% of the puzzle. Once those answers were in it was easy to get many of the crosses that weren't immediately obvious - GMC, AINGE, etc. Very little crossword-ese as well which was a nice surprise, aside from AMP and APB, the three and four letter words felt very fresh.

 

We're nearing the one-month mark, full write up coming soon on progress!

 

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