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22 June 2011

This is the NYT crossword puzzle from the day before the 1996 presidential election, which Will Shortz called the most amazing puzzle he'd ever seen. (pic)
Wow, that's amazing
posted by octothorpe 22 June | 07:38
I was just going to post "Wow, that's amazing" only to find that octothorpe already did.
posted by Obscure Reference 22 June | 07:41
posted by Senyar 22 June | 07:53
Oh, bravo.
posted by Eideteker 22 June | 08:02
I totally remember that puzzle, which screwed me up mightily.
posted by Miko 22 June | 08:03
that's great. Wow.
posted by gaspode 22 June | 08:16
That's great!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 June | 08:32
very cool
posted by Firas 22 June | 08:37
I'm amazed that there are people whose brains work in such a way as to create such a thing.

I *almost* misunderstood how clever this was from the clue for 39 down. "Black Halloween animal" totally made sense to me for "cat", but I was thinking of "bat" in the "thing you hit a baseball with" sense. So I thought each clue only supported one of the two possible 39 across words.

But then I finally clued in that a bat is also a flying black mammal, and... yeah... wow... each clue makes sense given either of the possible words. Clever indeed!
posted by FishBike 22 June | 09:06
posted by Madamina 22 June | 09:45
That is one epic feat of cruciverbalism.
posted by Trurl 22 June | 10:08
Yikes ! That means that I've been doing the NY Times Crossword for more than 15 years, as I clearly remember doing this one.

This kinda makes me feel a tad old lol
posted by rollick 22 June | 10:33
Dittoing Rollick. Now I need to limp away on my walker.
posted by bearwife 22 June | 11:43
I can't imagine having the creative patience to follow an idea like that all the way through. I wonder if it got down to one final word in the series that held them up until a solution was found.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 22 June | 12:15
Wow, that's ama--- never mind.

Just yesterday I was bitching about the poor editing on my free crossword ipod ap, and said "Give me Will Shortz or give me death!"

I know, it's free. But the answer to "Hospital?" should never ever be "OWAWAYPLACE".
posted by Specklet 22 June | 13:27
But the answer to "Hospital?" should never ever be "OWAWAYPLACE".

posted by Miko 22 June | 13:42
Amazing is what came to my mind as well. Wow.
posted by deborah 22 June | 15:27
Miko, really. It was the worst one by far, but still.
posted by Specklet 23 June | 12:59
Beer advice? || Who needs some bad advice?