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NYT: Saturday, January 5th, 2019

January 7, 2019

 

 

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Author: Andrew Zhou

Date: 1/5/2019

Day: Saturday

Theme: No

Rebus: No

 

Scoring

Time Allotment: 35 minutes

Time Left: 0 minutes (+0)

Errors: So many (+0)

Correct Words: 24/64 (+240)

Final Score: 240

 

 

Well. This was bad. There was just a lot in this puzzle I didn't know and I couldn't get a foothold. I continued to work for an additional 10 minutes or so with little to no progress until I started looking up answers (gasp!)

 

So where did my issues start? Not really sure. I kept going back and forth on SIMONBILES (luckily I stuck with it at the end). I had wanted Rose Bowl to be TITLES and then High TEAS which threw me off for a while. Eventually I deleted 'TITLES' and then I made a bit more progress (although clearly not much). I don't really agree with SHACKEDUP as the answer for 41A, terminology/connotation feels all off. Anyway, that was clearly the least of my problems. Definitely storing XERISCAPING to memory though.

 

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