By Friday, we’re beyond tips, unless it’s to warn new solvers that Fridays can be pretty rough. For a while I challenged myself to do Fridays in print form in pen, trying to keep the it all as cleanly done as possible. I’d come back to the puzzle several times in a day before I’d finished, rarely without having to write over something I’d screwed up. That can be a fun way to challenge yourself. Today I use Across Lite addict, and on Fridays I put my answer in using the “pencil” option.
I have a gripe with one clue/answer: It’s possible to figure out the “key discovery of 1799” once you’ve got a few letters, but “Jersey Shore” co-star is completely un-figure-out-able if you don’t know it already. So it’s all about solving the crossing answers without the down clue not helping at all. Anyway…: It’s two words, but not really a person’s name. Don’t ask me why an actor is named this way; beats me. (After I did the puzzle I googled it: “805 million results.” Guess that shows me just how out of it I am. Ok with me, but please don’t make the centerpiece of a crossword!)
Bars: think army
cubes: think verb, not plural noun
pets named for their British Isle origins: 2 words.
print: think noun, not verb, and think ecologically
Hatchery supply: not OVA surprisingly, but close
Concert momento: I’ve saved quite a few, you probably have to, check to pockets of a coat you haven’t warn in a long time.
Brooklyn player: must have taken the wrong train from Secaucus.
Complementary robe provides: But don’t try to walk off with it, your credit card will be charged