This is cryptivore’s first variety cryptic. The puzzle hints at a movie. Several clues have something missing; put the missing pieces in order by their clue number- e.g., 1 Down, 3 across, 7 across. Doing this will give you a hint to the movie you’re looking for. Getaway (PDF) Getaway (Across Lite)
This is another themed puzzle, but for reasons that will soon become clear, I am being tight lipped about it. The title and the picture above don’t really mean that much. Enjoy! For those who celebrate, Shana Tovah. And rest in power, RBG. The Same Boat (PDF) The Same Boat (Across Lite)
The answers, explained: ACROSS 1A – CLOCK – COCK (total jerk) + L (large) 4A – JANE FONDA – NO (denial) + FEN (mire) retracted = NEFON with JA and DA (external agreements) = JA NEF ON DA 9A – NO SERVICE – NOSE (sniff out) + R (moral core) + VICE (wicked behavior etc.)…
Happy Labor Day! The theme of Puzzle 5 is an item from pop culture, and I’m being vague for a good reason. This is a minor spoiler, but this puzzle features my first “& lit.” clue. Most cryptic crossword puzzle clues have two parts – the definition, and the clue in the form of wordplay….
The song hinted at by the puzzle is The Magic Number, by De La Soul, a HIP HOP (28A) group from Long Island, NYC, part of the Native Tongues Posse that began in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. De La Soul is my absolute favorite hip hop group, and the source of my twitter name, delajeff,…
It’s the third puzzle from Cryptivore. But that’s not important right now.