WSJ Crossword 12-10-20 Complete

The NYT and WSJ puzzles mysteriously align for a second day in a row. But unlike yesterday, I finished the WSJ puzzle faster today.

In today’s NYT Crossword Puzzle, the clue 29D When repeated, “You get the idea”: YADA. Meanwhile, in today’s WSJ Crossword Puzzle 63A When tripled, a dismissive “and so on”: YADDA. With two D’s.

So what’s going on?

The title of this puzzle is Framers [new]. Why new? I don’t know. Did they change it to include YADDA?

17A Pop quiz in classical literature class?: HOMERSCARE.
25A Just clobbering your opponent with the hilt, for example?: FENCERSIN.
35A Untrustworthy investment pro?: BROKERSCAMP.
47A Place to get some fries on the road?: TUBERSTOP.
57A Source of drug-addicted wisdom?: STONERSAGE.

The normal phrase is the frame around RS.

17A Pop quiz in classical literature class?: HOMERSCARE – RS = HOME CARE.
25A Just clobbering your opponent with the hilt, for example?: FENCERSIN – RS = FENCE IN.
35A Untrustworthy investment pro?: BROKERSCAMP – RS = BROKE CAMP.
47A Place to get some fries on the road?: TUBERSTOP – RS = TUBE TOP.
57A Source of drug-addicted wisdom?: STONERSAGE – RS = STONE AGE.

Not bad.

If it hadn’t been for the YADA/YADDA thing today, I would have highlighted 38A Who’s coming, according to a 1969 Three Dog Night hit: ELI. Now, I don’t really know this song, but I’ve been forever ruined by Aaron Sorkin. There was an episode of Sports Night where Josh Charles’s character, Dan Rydell, has a belief that “Eli’s Coming” is about something bad.

Later in the episode, Peter Krause’s character, Casey McCall, informs him that the song is not at all what he thinks it is. But I hadn’t heard the song before I watched that episode, and now that’s all I can associate with it.

Finished this one in 38:31.

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