Manage episode 305104241 series 2927391
Ross Trudeau steps up to the plate, swings, and it's a hit -- because Ross Trudeaus' crosswords are always a hit. This is a more high-brow crossword than is typical for the New York Times, as there were 3 clues that tied in to 28D, Literary trio found in the answers to this puzzle's starred clues, THEBRONTES. Those clues -- 6D, Chain known for its soft pretzels, AUNTIEANNES; 25D, Prominent left-leaning political action committee, EMILYSLIST; and the rather lengthy 19A, Children's book whose title character says, "If I can fool a bug, I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs", CHARLOTTESWEB; all contained the name of one of THEBRONTES. Outstanding!
In other news, it's Triplet Tuesday, and Jean makes it look easy. To hear the blow-by-blow, download and listen up.