Crossword Kathy: On Wheels

Cross posted from Crossword Kathy:

Be careful making your way through today’s clever puzzle: It’s filled with cars, and there’s no crosswalk in sight.

Constructor Elizabeth C. Gorski is known for great visual tricks, so I immediately focused on the answers containing circled letters. The first one I solved yielded an O… (Read the full post at CrosswordKathy.net: On Wheels)

New York Times crossword puzzle April 20 / Constructed by Elizabeth C. Gorski

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#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

Newtown Avenue Fatal Double Shooting

Above: Police investigate the scene after finding two shooting victims Thursday evening in the Crescentville section of Philadelphia.

Photo at top of page: Police gather at the scene of a fatal shooting early Tuesday outside the Copabanana in West Philadelphia.

Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

Crossword Kathy: It’s Taxing

Cross-posted from CrosswordKathy.net:

I tweeted this earlier today, but it’s so momentous that it bears repeating: For the first time in six months, it was meteorologically possible to solve the Sunday puzzle while sitting on my stoop. Woohoo!

[caption id="attachment_4279" align="alignright" width="225"]Finally back to solving on the stoop! Finally back to solving on the stoop![/caption]

Yes, it is finally spring. That means the 15th of APRIL (“Deadline time appropriate to this puzzle,” 100 Across) is just around the corner, as the grid’s title so kindly reminds us . So the theme takes common phrases and puts them in a 1040 frame of mind – and, luckily, the result is not too taxing, as reader @Sairey_Gamp cleverly puts it.

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New York Times crossword puzzle April 13 / Constructed by Dan Schoenholz

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#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

Jamara Stevens vigil

Latest incidents: Three people were listed in stable condition at area hospitals after two shooting incidents were reported Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and an 18-year-old man was shot in the ankle at about 2:45 p.m. on West Diamond Street near 23rd Street in North Philadelphia. 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and Philly.com had brief reports.

A 23-year-old woman was in stable condition with a grazing face wound after a shooting reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Charles Street near East Cheltenham Avenue in the Wissinoming section of the city. As we previously reported, five men were shot Friday night in in the city.

In Chester, Pa., a four-year-old boy was struck and killed by a passing van Saturday, hours after attending funeral services for his father, who was shot to death last week, according to a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

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Crossword Kathy: At Times

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Today’s punny puzzle is all about seeing people in a different light. The theme turns.. (Rwad the full post: At Times)

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New York Times crossword puzzle April 6 / Constructed by Patrick Berry

#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

Shots Fired at Police

Above: Police found a gun and arrested one man after a shooter opened fire on police officers following an attempted traffic stop in West Philadelphia early Thursday, according to officials.

At top of page: Police gathered evidence at the scene after two men were struck in a shooting late Thursday night on West Cumberland Street near 11th Street in the Hartranft section of Philadelphia.

Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.

Posted by Jim MacMillan.

Crossword Kathy: Musical Interpretation

Cross-posted from CrosswordKathy.net: You don’t need to know much about music to interpret today’s puzzle. But it does help to be familiar with classic rock and have a creative sense of wordplay: The theme answers consist of… (Read the complete post: Musical Interpretation) So, what did you think? Not bad. But here’s the place where I…