- Rohan Subhash
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- December 21, 2022
However, he was sent into exile by the King in 1080, after acting beyond his authorization in battle. El Cid then offered his services to his former foes, the Moorish kings, After a number of years building a reputation with the Moors, he was recalled from exile by Alfonso. By this time El Cid was very much his own man. Nominally under the orders of Alfonso, he led a combined army of Spanish and Moorish troops and took the city of Valencia on the Mediterranean coast in 1094, making it his headquarters and home. He died in Valencia, quite peacefully, in 1099.
But it is clear that reports of Lippershey’s design spread quickly around Europe. By 1609, Galileo had built his own telescope and started to explore the night sky. “Buck” is a slang word meaning “dollar”. The term has been around at least since 1856, and is thought to derive from the tradition of using buckskin as a unit of trade with Native Americans during the frontier days.
Was reasonable, especially for a Monday where I expect less. Of course, those two answers share a 5 letter HDW that might be clued, “Things to put in the seats.” The only thing that gave any trouble was Will continuing to clue non-words incorrectly. Clues that start with “Word with” are looking for a word that could come before the other word named in the clue. “Word with butter or Stadium” is the clue for SHEA because you could put SHEA butter on your skin or go to a game at SHEA Stadium. A clue with a geographic tag, like “in Leicester,” is telling you that the answer will be in the language spoken in that place.
This infelicity could have been avoided by a reveal along the lines of “Tennessee Smokies or Portland Seadogs or what part of the answers to the starred clues hint at.” Misuse of the word ‘comprise’, which means contains. Therefore, “The Double A team comprises Aaron Paul, aardvark, etc. ” THE PARTS DO NOT COMPRISE THE WHOLE, rather, THE WHOLE COMPRISES THE PARTS.
I agree with Z that puzzle titles can be a bummer. Perhaps I might call some of them silly. But when they become meta-puzzles, I can enjoy them. But they become extremely annoying cowboy hat hard hat osha approved to me if they give the game away. Would have been a personal record for me but it took a half minute to track down a typo. I liked the theme better than @Rex did.
Derek, no, only while the puzzles are inaccessible via the Today’s Puzzles page. Monday UC and WSJ puzzles are there, and this week’s Jonesin is as well. AP BIO. I thought this show was cancelled a while ago, but it apparently was moved to NBC’s streaming channel. However, Wikipedia says it has just been cancelled this month. No doubt it will still live on in crosswords for longer than it should.