Sunday, January 08, 2017

Trying to put a square peg in a round hole.

If you think you might losing your mind, is that a sign that you are indeed losing your mind or is it corroboration of your sanity? This morning I opened the LA Times to the crossword puzzle which is now printed in the comic section. It used to occupy a place of distinction on the last page of the Arts and Entertainment section - where I liked it better. Now, instead of having a literary air about it, it's relegated to play. Oh well.

This morning I looked at it and couldn't make any sense of the grid. The numbers of the clues didn't match the grid at all. Ah....I said to myself, Paul Colter has really outdone himself today. I tried everything I could think of to get words to fit but couldn't get ONE word to properly fit. Half convinced that my brain had collapsed on itself overnight, I went to the Times puzzle-solving website and found that the wrong grid was printed. What a relief! Well...a relief to me, but I'm sure Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis, the editors, are having fits today. 

Here's what it was supposed to look like.

Here's why I thought I'd lost it....look at 72 down. The answer is "kettle" of course. But on the grid, there actually is no 72 down. Spoiled my Sunday morning. 


  1. OMG!!!! At last a reason why nothing fit. I often feel like this with no good excuse!!!!

  2. what a weird error. I wonder how many letters they got from irate subscribers.