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I typically only do Mon-Thurs and the occasional Sunday. Sat...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
Monday 9/31
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
8:35
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
4:50
hypospadias
  10/03/19
Tuesday 10/1
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
9:20
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
7:33
hypospadias
  10/03/19
Wednesday 10/2
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
37:59. Struggled with the mid-left quadrant for about 10 min...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
26:55
Lemma Time
  10/02/19
wasn’t expecting rebus on a wednesday. 10:57
hypospadias
  10/03/19
That was stupidky hard for a W and the upper left was hard a...
boiroast tp
  10/03/19
um actually we call it the NW
FEET
  10/03/19
i enjoy the sunday magazine one. i'm not autistic so i've n...
dha tux
  10/02/19
app times you. It's kind of hard because sometimes you're n...
Lemma Time
  10/02/19
cr. I'm thinking I should make a spreadsheet for this so...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
I like it. I check times on the mini with my GF's family.
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
ah. i do it on paper.
dha tux
  10/02/19
i turn off the timer bc it makes me nervous
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/02/19
my wife is still excited about finishing last sunday's cross...
dha tux
  10/02/19
do u pay (((nyt))) for the xwords?
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/02/19
yeah
Baltimore Orioles
  10/02/19
goy tell. my normal nyt paywall hack doesnt work for xwor...
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/03/19
8:15 on today’s thursday last saturday and sunday:...
hypospadias
  10/03/19
do u pay for them?
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/03/19
yes
hypospadias
  10/03/19
damn goyim need to stop paying for this shit so they put the...
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/03/19
it’s like $3 a month
hypospadias
  10/03/19
automatic subscription services are goy kryptonite
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/03/19
Holy shit. 43:30. You’re faster than the smartest Jewi...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/03/19
lol cool Rex Parker usually does them in less than half m...
hypospadias
  10/03/19
He's such a hyperventilating faggot but I still read his gay...
FEET
  10/03/19
He freaked the fuck out because they used Trump as the basis...
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
If I hadn't seen him irl I'd assume he was shitlib parody fa...
FEET
  10/03/19
Extremely preftigous 126 day streak
Baltimore Orioles
  10/03/19
u are a crossword god
exeunt
  10/04/19
Should I do this
`\
  10/03/19
Thursday was 1744 but I do it on the train so it's not reall...
boiroast tp
  10/03/19
9:25 today. Didn't get the theme until way later than I shou...
FEET
  10/03/19
will have to start doing this, thank
hypospadias
  10/03/19
it's the highlight of my week not flame
FEET
  10/03/19
I get really excited come Tuesday night because Wednesday an...
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
I pretty much only do Friday and Saturday (with rare Thursda...
FEET
  10/03/19
I enjoy themes and am extremely proud of myself whenever I f...
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
The puzzle often tells you if a rebus is afoot. Usually ther...
FEET
  10/03/19
Right, then I don't really have that pride.
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
Robin3:02 AM Clueing OTTOMAN as "Like Constantinople...
Roger BULLman
  10/03/19
Do you have any tips for improving? Burst IQ training?
Baltimore Orioles
  10/03/19
think u just gotta practice. not sure how much is natural ta...
FEET
  10/03/19
Used to try this occasionally. Was too hard for me. I'm an...
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
The clues are insanely clever. You know it's trying to trick...
FEET
  10/03/19
I used to like the Newsday Sunday too.
Lemma Time
  10/03/19
I don't want to give the NYT a dime so don't play
DrakeMallard
  10/03/19
...
Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It
  10/03/19
Friday 10/4 I don't think I can finish this one. I'm ~30 ...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/03/19
22:43
hypospadias
  10/03/19
jesus. i got the NW and SE corner, but the rest is totally s...
Baltimore Orioles
  10/03/19
13:40
FEET
  10/04/19
*prostrates self before u*
Baltimore Orioles
  10/04/19
I attended a crossword competition once to “test my me...
FEET
  10/04/19
https://club72.wordpress.com/ Decent site for free, hard ...
FEET
  10/04/19
Are you guys insanely good at bar trivia too? The eclectic e...
`\
  10/04/19
Most NYT and Saturday Stumper grids aren't filled with esote...
FEET
  10/04/19
saturday 10/5 20:12 so many Qs
hypospadias
  10/04/19
15:14 Curveball J slowed me down
FEET
  10/05/19
https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/extras/crossword-puzzl...
FEET
  10/05/19
Sunday 23:50
FEET
  10/06/19
Monday 4:32, didn’t do the Sunday. Failed on Saturday....
Baltimore Orioles
  10/07/19
4:30
FEET
  10/07/19
4:03
Lemma Time
  10/07/19
Nicely done
FEET
  10/07/19
3:27, one of my few sub-4:00s
hypospadias
  10/08/19
180
FEET
  10/09/19
i can do the minis in like 30 secs but the crosswords are a ...
exeunt
  10/07/19
Today's was really easy you should try it
boiroast tp
  10/07/19
lame now you have to pay
exeunt
  10/07/19
Today's sucked. No idea what this movie was and the reveals ...
boiroast tp
  10/09/19
lol I got blown out by today's puzzle. I'm embarrassed to po...
FEET
  10/09/19
Thursday 10/10 14:50. Generally don't care for Thursdays.
FEET
  10/10/19
16:36, what the fuck is a SAHIB
hypospadias
  10/10/19
(Guy unfamiliar with the scholarship of Sir Harry Flashman)
FEET
  10/10/19
They're my favourite. I don't care about my time, I like the...
boiroast tp
  10/10/19
Sorry brother but this is a huge prole tell
FEET
  10/10/19
Did you ever do the minis I made for the board like this one...
boiroast tp
  10/10/19
I went on no fewer than three Hinge dates with girls who mad...
hypospadias
  10/10/19
Yeah when women list crosswords among their interests this i...
FEET
  10/10/19
Friday 10/11: 17:36. I think it was easier than this but...
FEET
  10/11/19
22:08
Lemma Time
  10/12/19
Saturday 10/12 11:07
FEET
  10/12/19
32:07 for this one (think I had it out while watching a movi...
Lemma Time
  10/12/19
Agreed. Also easier than Wednesday for me for some reason
FEET
  10/12/19
https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/extras/crossword-puzzl...
FEET
  10/12/19
The only downer for me was the understatement of the clue at...
.,,..,,,,,..,.,.,.,,
  10/16/19
"HITLER DID NOTHING WRONG" would be a great 21-let...
FEET
  10/16/19
How would you clue it
boiroast tp
  10/16/19
I'd make my "theme" people saying hilariously raci...
FEET
  10/16/19
This was another awful "theme" so this clue stands...
boiroast tp
  10/16/19
Thursday 10/17 33:22 got gaped by this puzzle
FEET
  10/16/19
20:00 on the dot. This one was bullshit; RCA crossed with RF...
hypospadias
  10/17/19
My struggle was with nw. Isn't spliced the opposite of joine...
boiroast tp
  10/17/19
agreed, fill here was turrible. mostly hated this one.
FEET
  10/17/19
Friday 10/18 12:23, should have been sub-10 but the N/NW ...
FEET
  10/18/19
Same. 18 something. Couldn't get one down for the life of me...
boiroast tp
  10/18/19
I feel like I only know 19-across from previous crosswords. ...
FEET
  10/18/19


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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:21 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

I typically only do Mon-Thurs and the occasional Sunday. Saturday takes way too long. Poast your times ITT.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921640)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:21 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Monday 9/31

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921641)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

8:35

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921649)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:18 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

4:50

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921960)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:21 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Tuesday 10/1

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921642)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

9:20

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921650)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:18 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

7:33

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921961)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Wednesday 10/2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921644)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:22 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

37:59. Struggled with the mid-left quadrant for about 10 minutes. Never heard of othello.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921651)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:23 PM
Author: Lemma Time

26:55

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921656)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:19 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

wasn’t expecting rebus on a wednesday. 10:57

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921965)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:20 PM
Author: boiroast tp

That was stupidky hard for a W and the upper left was hard as fuck

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924686)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 5:05 PM
Author: FEET

um actually we call it the NW

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38925236)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:23 PM
Author: dha tux ( )

i enjoy the sunday magazine one. i'm not autistic so i've never timed myself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921654)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:24 PM
Author: Lemma Time

app times you. It's kind of hard because sometimes you're not really paying attention so the timing doesn't always make sense.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921660)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:26 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

cr.

I'm thinking I should make a spreadsheet for this so we can discuss it ITT and then leave the times elsewhere. Or maybe all discussion of a particular puzzle could go under that day's main poast. I dunno

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921670)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:45 AM
Author: Lemma Time

I like it. I check times on the mini with my GF's family.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922601)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:27 PM
Author: dha tux ( )

ah. i do it on paper.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921677)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:28 PM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

i turn off the timer bc it makes me nervous

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921681)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:29 PM
Author: dha tux ( )

my wife is still excited about finishing last sunday's crossword for the first time ever. fucking women ljl.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921691)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:28 PM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

do u pay (((nyt))) for the xwords?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921679)



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Date: October 2nd, 2019 11:29 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

yeah

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921688)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:15 AM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

goy tell.

my normal nyt paywall hack doesnt work for xwords :(

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921952)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:17 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

8:15 on today’s thursday

last saturday and sunday: https://imgur.com/a/PShj5Ff

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921959)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:19 AM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

do u pay for them?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921963)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:20 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

yes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921967)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:21 AM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

damn goyim need to stop paying for this shit so they put them online for free like every other xword syndicate

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921971)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:22 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

it’s like $3 a month

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921981)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:24 AM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)

automatic subscription services are goy kryptonite

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921987)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 7:58 AM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Holy shit. 43:30. You’re faster than the smartest Jewish lawyer I know, and by a wide margin

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922513)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:22 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

lol cool

Rex Parker usually does them in less than half my time

http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2019/10/competitor-of-blue-bell-thu-10-3-19.html?m=1

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922548)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:27 AM
Author: FEET

He's such a hyperventilating faggot but I still read his gay blog whenever I do the puzzle. Watch him hie to his fainting couch over "virtue signaling":

http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2019/09/marriageable-quaintly-sat-9-14-19-one.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922555)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:43 AM
Author: Lemma Time

He freaked the fuck out because they used Trump as the basis for a clue a few months ago.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922594)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:54 AM
Author: FEET

If I hadn't seen him irl I'd assume he was shitlib parody false flag flame

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922634)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 4:28 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Extremely preftigous 126 day streak

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38925056)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 12:22 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849 zhe/xe)

u are a crossword god

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38928910)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 12:23 AM
Author: `\

Should I do this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38921983)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:03 AM
Author: boiroast tp

Thursday was 1744 but I do it on the train so it's not really accurate

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922518)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:25 AM
Author: FEET

9:25 today. Didn't get the theme until way later than I should have.

Any avowed CROSSWORDNUTS who can easily take down NYT Saturday would be doing themselves a massive disservice not to also do the Newsday Saturday Stumper (warning: assrape)

https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/extras/crossword-puzzle-1.6375288

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922552)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:33 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

will have to start doing this, thank

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922569)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:38 AM
Author: FEET

it's the highlight of my week not flame

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922582)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:44 AM
Author: Lemma Time

I get really excited come Tuesday night because Wednesday and Thursday start the good puzzles.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922596)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:53 AM
Author: FEET

I pretty much only do Friday and Saturday (with rare Thursday thrown in). Themed/gimmicked puzzles are nigger.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922631)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:24 PM
Author: Lemma Time

I enjoy themes and am extremely proud of myself whenever I figure out a rebus is afoot.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924720)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:58 PM
Author: FEET

The puzzle often tells you if a rebus is afoot. Usually there's a clue like "xxxxx... or a hint to solving 4 squares in this puzzle"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924907)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 5:36 PM
Author: Lemma Time

Right, then I don't really have that pride.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38925377)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 8:35 AM
Author: Roger BULLman

Robin3:02 AM

Clueing OTTOMAN as "Like Constantinople" is pretty effing horrid. It's like having gas chamber and A-bombs in mind as a casual event. Okay, yeah, so, it was 600 years ago... but in the year 2600, the Shoah will just a toss-off crossword clue?

Reply

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38922574)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:18 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Do you have any tips for improving? Burst IQ training?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924671)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:58 PM
Author: FEET

think u just gotta practice. not sure how much is natural talent versus just doing the harder crosswords all the time

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924912)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:23 PM
Author: Lemma Time

Used to try this occasionally. Was too hard for me. I'm an admitted Thursday fan that can occasionally finish Friday/Saturday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924704)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 4:00 PM
Author: FEET

The clues are insanely clever. You know it's trying to trick you constantly and it still tricks you. Stanley Newman (the Newsday crossword editor) is an hero despite being virtually unknown.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924916)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 5:37 PM
Author: Lemma Time

I used to like the Newsday Sunday too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38925379)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:25 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Let's get dangerous)

I don't want to give the NYT a dime so don't play

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924726)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 3:27 PM
Author: Bobby Birdshit, The Prole Goy Mr. Fix It (✡️)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38924742)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 11:00 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Friday 10/4

I don't think I can finish this one. I'm ~30 minutes in and maybe 70% done, probably a little less. Fuck my ass. You all are way smarter than me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38927032)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 11:29 PM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

22:43

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38927144)



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Date: October 3rd, 2019 11:35 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

jesus. i got the NW and SE corner, but the rest is totally spotty. i'm amazed by your skill. *bows down*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38927157)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 8:43 AM
Author: FEET

13:40

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38927949)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 11:40 AM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

*prostrates self before u*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38928716)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 12:08 PM
Author: FEET

I attended a crossword competition once to “test my mettle” and got completely gaped by the autistic twinks and fat neckbeards who dominate the scene

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38928844)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 11:30 AM
Author: FEET

https://club72.wordpress.com/

Decent site for free, hard themeless crosswords. Not as good as the Saturday Stumper but the difficulty is probably harder than the average NYT Saturday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38928675)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 12:49 PM
Author: `\

Are you guys insanely good at bar trivia too? The eclectic esotericism of crosswords drives me nuts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38929053)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 1:08 PM
Author: FEET

Most NYT and Saturday Stumper grids aren't filled with esoterica anymore - I think this is a semi-recent broader trend within the crosssword community to make them more approachable to average people who don't have a broad knowledge base. Worst case, you can usually get some random name from the crosses.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38929147)



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Date: October 4th, 2019 10:22 PM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

saturday 10/5

20:12

so many Qs

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38931625)



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Date: October 5th, 2019 9:12 AM
Author: FEET

15:14

Curveball J slowed me down

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38932607)



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Date: October 5th, 2019 1:33 PM
Author: FEET

https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/extras/crossword-puzzle-1.6375288

41:47, not great for a Lester Ruff (“less rough”) Stumper. Decent grid though

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38933541)



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Date: October 6th, 2019 9:34 AM
Author: FEET

Sunday 23:50

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38936484)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 12:21 PM
Author: Baltimore Orioles (J. Timberlake)

Monday 4:32, didn’t do the Sunday. Failed on Saturday.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38941908)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 3:49 PM
Author: FEET

4:30

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38943121)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 4:30 PM
Author: Lemma Time

4:03

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38943355)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 7:22 PM
Author: FEET

Nicely done

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38944089)



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Date: October 8th, 2019 8:04 PM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

3:27, one of my few sub-4:00s

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38949511)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 10:09 AM
Author: FEET

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38951848)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 2:29 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849 zhe/xe)

i can do the minis in like 30 secs but the crosswords are a huge jump in difficulty as i don't know much about pop culture

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38942692)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 3:05 PM
Author: boiroast tp

Today's was really easy you should try it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38942894)



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Date: October 7th, 2019 4:14 PM
Author: exeunt (0x6c542c3a976e324ccb84d594cbc084bd57597849 zhe/xe)

lame now you have to pay

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38943280)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 7:24 AM
Author: boiroast tp

Today's sucked. No idea what this movie was and the reveals were painful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38951386)



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Date: October 9th, 2019 11:08 AM
Author: FEET

lol I got blown out by today's puzzle. I'm embarrassed to poast my time.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38952119)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 8:31 AM
Author: FEET

Thursday 10/10 14:50. Generally don't care for Thursdays.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38956537)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 9:19 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

16:36, what the fuck is a SAHIB

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38956661)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 4:57 PM
Author: FEET

(Guy unfamiliar with the scholarship of Sir Harry Flashman)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38958876)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 4:00 PM
Author: boiroast tp

They're my favourite. I don't care about my time, I like the puzzle.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38958562)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 4:10 PM
Author: FEET

Sorry brother but this is a huge prole tell

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38958618)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 4:56 PM
Author: boiroast tp

Did you ever do the minis I made for the board like this one http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4053170&mc=18&forum_id=2

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38958874)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 9:22 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

I went on no fewer than three Hinge dates with girls who made it a point to include the NYT Crossword among their hobbies/“simple pleasures” in their dating profiles—none of whom could get past the Wednesday lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38956664)



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Date: October 10th, 2019 9:25 AM
Author: FEET

Yeah when women list crosswords among their interests this is what it usually means. They also don't like being reminded they're actually not very smart.

Exception to this was a girl I dated who got me into crosswords in the first place. She could do every day of the week without issue. Not sure why I let her go tbh.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38956672)



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Date: October 11th, 2019 8:49 AM
Author: FEET

Friday 10/11: 17:36.

I think it was easier than this but I'm still a little drunk.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38961625)



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Date: October 12th, 2019 10:12 AM
Author: Lemma Time

22:08

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38966393)



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Date: October 12th, 2019 10:05 AM
Author: FEET

Saturday 10/12

11:07

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38966377)



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Date: October 12th, 2019 10:13 AM
Author: Lemma Time

32:07 for this one (think I had it out while watching a movie last night). Weirdly thought Friday/Saturday were easier than Thursday this week.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38966396)



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Date: October 12th, 2019 11:53 AM
Author: FEET

Agreed. Also easier than Wednesday for me for some reason

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38966666)



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Date: October 12th, 2019 11:55 AM
Author: FEET

https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/extras/crossword-puzzle-1.6375288

Great (free) puzzle with some outstanding clever cluing. Constructor is a pseudonym of Erik Agard/Brad Wilber, two heavyweights of the scene. I did it in about 45 mins today.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38966669)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 9:06 AM
Author: .,,..,,,,,..,.,.,.,,

The only downer for me was the understatement of the clue at 26D. LENI Riefenstahl was not just a filmmaker, she was also a Nazi propagandist. So why wasn’t she clued that way, to acknowledge her part in the atrocities of the Holocaust? Is not including her history in a clue ignoring what she did?

The reason we sometimes see mass murdering dictators and Nazi propagandists such as IDI, MAO and LENI in the puzzle is because of their constructor-friendly letter patterns. Filtering out their names in favor of other short entries is work.

According to the puzzle editors, cluing a potentially unpleasant entry like LENI is a fine line to walk. As jarring as it is to see Ms. Riefenstahl simply called a “filmmaker,” there is the school of thought that perhaps it would be even more unpleasant to evoke “Nazi propagandist” in the puzzle.

Which leaves us with this question: It’s easy enough to fill a grid with entries that do not evoke horrors. Should these names be left out of crosswords? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38985128)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 9:11 AM
Author: FEET

"HITLER DID NOTHING WRONG" would be a great 21-letter Sunday grid spanner

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38985140)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 9:24 AM
Author: boiroast tp

How would you clue it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38985175)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 9:45 AM
Author: FEET

I'd make my "theme" people saying hilariously racist things in innocuously-clued ways. So this would be something like "Your son Adolf had a spotless disciplinary record!"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38985271)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 9:25 AM
Author: boiroast tp

This was another awful "theme" so this clue stands out as something to discuss

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38985181)



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Date: October 16th, 2019 11:56 PM
Author: FEET

Thursday 10/17

33:22 got gaped by this puzzle

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38989786)



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Date: October 17th, 2019 12:36 AM
Author: hypospadias (longmo)

20:00 on the dot. This one was bullshit; RCA crossed with RFD? Villa D’ESTE with Kung Fu TSE (and not an alternate spelling, of which there are several)? Who the hell is MARLENA?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38989900)



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Date: October 17th, 2019 6:48 AM
Author: boiroast tp

My struggle was with nw. Isn't spliced the opposite of joined?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38990400)



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Date: October 17th, 2019 10:13 AM
Author: FEET

agreed, fill here was turrible. mostly hated this one.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38991026)



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Date: October 18th, 2019 8:53 AM
Author: FEET

Friday 10/18

12:23, should have been sub-10 but the N/NW fucked my ass for a while

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38995193)



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Date: October 18th, 2019 9:02 AM
Author: boiroast tp

Same. 18 something. Couldn't get one down for the life of me, odd case. 3 down and 19 across made it unsolvable

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38995224)



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Date: October 18th, 2019 10:07 AM
Author: FEET

I feel like I only know 19-across from previous crosswords. Getting the terminal "A" from 4-down got me there.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4355814&forum_id=2#38995491)