This bi-week’s puzzle has slight political undertones, which makes me want to get deep into shit with the blurb, but I keep having to remember that the political undertones are so sillily light that I would be completely unwarranted. You’ll see what I mean, or mule see what I Eoin. Solve online (Chrome preferred), download the .puz file, or solve on paper.
This is a day for bonus puzzles. While I’m not much of an All Hallows’ Eve kinda guy that I am, the kinda guy that I am is a guy who loves comedy sorta guy (i.e., April Fool’s over ‘Tober Freaks). This week’s puzzle (solve online (Chrome preferred), download the .puz file, or solve on paper) has a theme that connects to the Abso Lutely comedy universe run by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
So for all you Lutely dopes out there I thought I’d unveil a suite of three extra puzzles from the vaults—only for the biggest of fans of Abso Lutely material. Solve:
- Abso Lutely Puzzle #1: online (Chrome preferred); .puz file; paper.
- Abso Lutely Puzzle #2: online (Chrome preferred); .puz file; paper.
- Abso Lutely Puzzle #3: online (Chrome preferred); .puz file; paper.
A lot of material this week. Let me know what you think.
Update (10/27/2015): Tim Heidecker’s endorsement
@N7RPRNR i really enjoyed this. Am crossword nut😀
— timheidecker (@timheidecker) October 26, 2015
(Post title taken from Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country. I saw Right Now, Wrong Then last night and was floored. Hong’s and (cinematographer) Park Hong-yeol’s unique distillation of human relationships coupled with their mastery of the geometry of mise en scène has produced some amazing, understated gems. Watch them whenever and however you can.)
Attention!!! This puzzle has been censored by the U.S. Government! They felt that the figure whose name is 74-Across was too dangerous to their prosperity for my solvers to know about, given that they have yet to lock him up or run him out of the country. In fact, they took the liberty—no pun intended—to augment three other ‘dangerous’ figures’ names at 22, 40, and 57-Across into ‘more agreeable’ entries. With my limited abilities I have put circles in the squares whose letters were changed. Figure out which nine letters were originally in those circled squares. They might just be a jumbled message to help you solve 74-Across. Oh, also, the specific organization behind this for some reason did not care to remove their own name from the heart of the grid—a weird choice on their part.
Tree pix are here to stay.