Tag Archives: Sam Ezersky

NYT Crossword Puzzle 1-15-22 (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 17A Sympathetic response to dissent: IHEARYOU probably because that’s Sam Ezersky’s refrain every time someone sends a reasonable request to include a word in the Spelling Bee. Like DUDETTE, HORCHATA, ALEE, MOLAL, RAABIDFUN.

Does he ever change? No.

No theme for this Saturday puzzle. Why didn’t Ezersky make a theme?! He should have made a theme.

He’d probably respond: “I hear you.”

Finished this one in 25:05.

NYT Crossword Puzzle October 23, 2021 Complete (contains spoilers)

I pulled out 15A Like cranks: GROUCHY because I’ve found that the only crossword thing worse than a puzzle edited by Will Shortz is a puzzle edited by Will Shortz and written by Sam Ezersky. The NYT Spelling Bee has a lot of nonsense, and when Sam writes a crossword puzzle, it’s not much different. A lot of the words were weird, and the tougher answers weren’t rewarding.

The best part was that there was no theme for this Saturday puzzle.

Finished this one in 24:23.

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