Nov
1

Teh Sadly Crossword




Posted at 0:58 by Gavin M.

Crossword creator Dave Macleod was magnanimous in creating a puzzle exclusively for Teh Sadlynauts:




Pull No Political Punches by Dave Macleod


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38 Comments »

  1. Tyrone Shoelaces said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:06

    What the…?

    Why I oughta…!

  2. mikey said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:13

    I dunno.

    I don’t see any clues to which the answers might be “Gary Ruppert”, Brussels Sprouts”, “The Buttocks”, “Bag o’Dicks”, ANYTHING you might find in Herr Smut’s bathroom, Tom Brady’s Foot or Gavin’s Laptop.

    Try again.

    Try HARDER!

    mikey

  3. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:15

    Where are the foreskins? God help us THE FORESKINS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

  4. Rob G said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:22

    Thanks, Dave Macleod. Do you do cryptics?

  5. Doctor Missus Marita said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:30

    Yeah. Sweet stuff, Dave!

    [If any Boston SadlyNauts who have a laptop want to do some volunteering for Obama this weekend (and not have to talk on the phone or knock on doors), let me know, ok?]

  6. Dave Macleod said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:41

    Hi All,
    I see the crossword is up, and I hope you all enjoy it. It was fun to make.
    I don’t do cryptics, Rob, but that doesn’t mean I never will. Happy solving folks.

  7. Susan of Texas said,

    November 1, 2008 at 1:51

    Done!

  8. Mr. Wonderful said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:04

    Done here, too. Next: an all-intra-SN! puzzle, per Mikey above. Thanks, Dave.

  9. Thomas Allen said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:05

    Thanks, Dave.

  10. Lawnguylander said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:07

    A crossword puzzle on SN? Nice. Does this mean I can expect Orange to start making fun of wingnuts at Diary of a Crossword Fiend? I sure hope so. Maybe the two blogs could merge to make my internet addictions more manageable.
    .

  11. Lawnguylander said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:07

    And oh yeah, how rude of me. Thanks, Dave.

  12. Smut Clyde said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:10

    Who is this ‘Cro’, and why has he or she left a sword here?

    ANYTHING you might find in Herr Smut’s bathroom
    There was ‘bosom’ AND ‘jug’!

  13. MzNicky said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:13

    Fun! Me Luv Crosswords. Also MzKitty, who’s stretched out in front of my monitor, enjoys how the blocks and squares kinda jump a little when I move the mouse.

  14. peterc said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:15

    that was fun, thanks

  15. Simba B said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:16

    Fun! Me Luv Crosswords. Also MzKitty, who’s stretched out in front of my monitor, enjoys how the blocks and squares kinda jump a little when I move the mouse.

    My parents’ kitty loves things on the teevee or the computer screen. Some can see images on screens, others can’t. Their previous cat couldn’t, for example.

  16. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:42

    Yay! I did it!

    Thanks for that.

    Maybe next a little Flash game where you throw pie at trolls?

  17. CCinNC said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:45

    Woo hoo! But the reward should’ve been greater. I already KNEW reality had a liberal bias.

  18. Till Eulenspiegel said,

    November 1, 2008 at 2:49

    “Vigor’s partner” is so obscure and geeky. I love it.

  19. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 1, 2008 at 3:17

    “Vigor’s partner” is so obscure and geeky

    The answer to that was “underpants”, right?

  20. Mark D said,

    November 1, 2008 at 3:56

    DAMN YOU!!

    I know what I’m doing after I put The Boy to bed.

  21. DelRPCV said,

    November 1, 2008 at 4:21

    That was cool.

    Anyone else have to change “arrest”?

  22. tigrismus said,

    November 1, 2008 at 4:39

    Very fun, thank you!

  23. Gentlewoman said,

    November 1, 2008 at 6:26

    Fun! Thanks, Dave.

    [If any Boston SadlyNauts who have a laptop want to do some volunteering for Obama this weekend (and not have to talk on the phone or knock on doors), let me know, ok?]

    I have a laptop, but I am in Connecticut. Anything I can do to help using Teh Majick of Teh Internets? It’s not currently possible for me to travel. Hell, it’s not currently possible for me to take the fucking trash out.

  24. Simba B said,

    November 1, 2008 at 6:30

    I have a laptop, but I am in Connecticut. Anything I can do to help using Teh Majick of Teh Internets?

    I would like to second this. I am in Syracuse with a laptop, a couch, and a cable modem, and most likely some time on my hands (depends on how the weekend goes).

  25. robert green said,

    November 1, 2008 at 6:30

    well i finished that.

    i’d be proud, but i take my crosswords seriously and i don’t want to fall for the soft bigotry of low expectations.

    there are youth on the street outside making threatening noises and smashing pumpkins. this must be investigated ignored with all due haste.

    you guys want jill’s last mccain photo (and IMHO her best) for tuesday? just say the word.

  26. skippy said,

    November 1, 2008 at 6:59

    i don’t mean to do a spoiler here, but perhaps i am not aware of all internet traditions.

    since when is there an “s” in john mccain?

  27. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 1, 2008 at 7:01

    Sidney.

  28. King Pinko Punko said,

    November 1, 2008 at 10:59

    no, the clue was “Mustang Ranch Guests”

  29. actor212 said,

    November 1, 2008 at 14:40

    GREAT tag line!

  30. Leona Raisin said,

    November 1, 2008 at 16:43

    What color is your favorite word game. Is it pink/cut? Do anagrams and crosswords mix?

  31. PaulG said,

    November 1, 2008 at 17:00

    Thanks,

    Can someone explain “Dix + un” though?

  32. tigrismus said,

    November 1, 2008 at 17:05

    It’s French for “ten + one”

  33. Dave Macleod said,

    November 1, 2008 at 17:07

    Hi All,
    A quick note for any crossword afficionados in the audience…this puzzle follows all the basic rules of construction regarding symmetry, number of words and blocks, etc. I took some liberties here and there (I had to use McCain’s middle initial to make it fit symmetrically) that would have resulted in immediate rejection by any crossword editor. The intent was to get as many Republican-bashing words and clues as possible without pushing it and getting stupid. Some of the clues required a bit of creativity to make work (CENT, e.g.), and some words just couldn’t realistically be clued in that manner (TALC). Clue writing is often where the most fun is in construction.

  34. D. Aristophanes said,

    November 1, 2008 at 17:20

    This is great, Dave. Thanks!

  35. amk said,

    November 1, 2008 at 19:30

    “Vigor’s partner” is so obscure and geeky. I love it.

    No, not really. “Vim and vigor” is a common enough phrase, pre-dating vi and talking paper clips.

    Also, SPOILER WARNING ABOVE!

  36. Orange said,

    November 3, 2008 at 0:47

    Fun puzzle, Dave!

    Lawnguylander, I usually reserve my political rants for my non-crossword blog. Seems like it would get a little crowded to wedge crosswords and current events into one spot—but I will say that I enjoyed Dave’s take on things.

  37. tps12 said,

    November 3, 2008 at 17:35

    Awesome. I just found this same program and used it to do a cryptic like last week: http://baseballn00b.blogspot.com/2008/10/cryptic-crossword.html

  38. David said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:44

    I would like a puzzle with the theme Sarah Palin (to her sexist fans), I think that gave me the best laughs. Thanks Orange for the link and I didn’t time myself.

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