Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Patrick McIntyre


Not much to report. The "Who, What, Where, When, Why" is fine, and we have only have a few complaints. ASCH (7D: Author Sholem) and DOHA (8D: Qatar's capital), side by side, required all the crosses, but they were easy enough. STAGER (9D: One putting on a show) and ALOEVERAS (63A: Soothing lotion ingredients) were a little much. If aloe vera had been singular it would have been fine, nice even, but as a plural, well, it isn't. And does anyone ever actually say or use the term EDATE (32D: Online time stamp)?

On the plus side, we enjoyed POLICEMAN (10D: One keeping the beat?), and the SPOOL/SCREW pair. SOUNDBITE (37D: Media-friendly quote) is an interesting long one, and you totally got us with 64D: Little wriggler. We put in "eel" immediately.

Other than that, it doesn't seem like there's much more to say. Perhaps you thought otherwise?

- Horace

1 comment:

  1. 22:00
    I was thinking "eel" too but didn't fill it in right away. I had ALOEVERAS (and didn't like it too well) and SISTA, so since "sisla" didn't make sense I filled in some other things first. I mean, WHYBOTHER filling things in too quickly? I like the 17A Boxer's asset LONGREACH and didn't know either ASCH or DOHA, but like you, filled them in easily enough with crosses. CONSIGNED was good, as was ONTHENOSE. No, I don't use the term EDATE and know of no one that does.