WEDNESDAY PUZZLE — When we last saw Evan Mahnken, he was making us look things up in the dictionary. Today’s puzzle wants us to think about films, but there may still be a literary bent to his theme. I’m sensing a pattern here.
8A: For those who have not indulged in the world of dating via app, people select others they would like to date by “swiping” right on their device screens. The profiles that don’t make the cut get left swipes.
39A: It’s particularly cruel when you have the letters _O_ATO for the clue “Word often repeated with a different pronunciation” and the remaining crossings are not top of mind. So, is the answer TOMATO or POTAHTO, sorry, POTATO? With HIT IT and REMIT as the crossings, the entry is TOMATO.
52A: I love this clue. I have a special fondness for it in my heart, because it was probably one of the first clues involving wordplay that I got on my own. You remember things like that, don’t you? The “Fabulous writer” is AESOP, because he wrote fables, and if you squint your eyes and tilt your head a bit, “fabulous” is an adjectival form of fable.
3D/56D: Nice “twinnish” clue. Ring figures, if you think of jewelry, are CARATS, and an important ring figure, if you think about boxing rings, is ALI.
4D: “Large scale of the universe” is not about things that are huge, but it is about something that makes the shape of a scale in the universe, and that would be the constellation LIBRA.
26D: A serendipitous moment: I was not familiar with Lil NAS X, but seeing as how NAS has appeared in The Times Crossword 90 times, and most of the time, the only other hip-hop singer is Dr. Dre, I had a pretty good chance of getting it right by dropping NAS in there.
31D: This is an entry you should get to know, if you don’t know it already. EDO changed its name to Tokyo in 1868, yet the former name is short and vowelicious and therefore tempting to crossword constructors. Seriously; it has been in the New York Times Crossword a total of 239 times.
43D: I knew the answer was going to be ARCADE, but I had to think about it before it hit me. “Business whose income is computed quarterly?” is ARCADE because it makes its income one Washington-faced quarter at a time.
Mr. Mahnken offers us a set of four films, each of which is based — somewhat — on a SHAKESPEARE PLAY.
For example, at 17A, the cult hit “FORBIDDEN PLANET” is clued as “1956 sci-fi movie with Robby the Robot,” and is based loosely on the play “The Tempest.”
Want to know what other plays by the Bard of Avon have influenced Hollywood, at least in Mr. Mahnken’s set? Click any of the clues below to see the answer and the play.
It's been a little while since my debut, but I'm thrilled to be back in the New York Times Crossword!
Every year, I visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with my family — I highly recommend it if you find yourself near Ashland, Ore. While I was there last year, I was thinking of themes that hadn't yet been done involving Shakespeare, and this one seemed pretty promising.
My original theme set was the same, but with THRONE OF BLOOD (a Kurosawa film based on Macbeth) included instead of the SHAKESPEARE PLAY revealer. Will and the team thought it was too obscure. I'm inclined to agree with them.
I'm very glad they kept in my favorite clue at 4-Down. My only regret is that TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU is a little too long to fit in this puzzle.
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跑狗玄机图218七月31【韩】【冰】【打】【定】【了】【主】【意】，【顿】【时】【变】【运】【使】【气】【血】，【连】【连】【攻】【击】【青】【铜】【大】【钟】。 【霎】【那】【间】，【棍】【影】【满】【天】【遍】【地】。 【而】【另】【外】【一】【边】，【李】【默】【闭】【目】【吐】【纳】【之】【后】，【仍】【然】【没】【有】【丝】【毫】【反】【应】。 【任】【由】【韩】【冰】【攻】【击】，【似】【乎】【对】【那】【口】【青】【铜】【大】【钟】【信】【心】【十】【足】。 【根】【本】【就】【不】【在】【意】【他】【的】【攻】【击】。 【韩】【冰】【眼】【见】【他】【这】【种】【态】【度】，【心】【头】【怒】【火】【顿】【生】。 【只】【是】【连】【连】【攻】【击】，【却】【只】【是】【激】【起】【层】【层】【波】【澜】
【帝】【嘉】【恒】【喜】【欢】【姜】【云】【曦】，【在】【亲】【近】【的】【人】【心】【中】，【早】【已】【是】【公】【开】【的】【秘】【密】。 【帝】【嘉】【恒】【为】【姜】【云】【曦】【办】【过】【不】【少】【丧】【心】【病】【狂】【的】【事】，【原】【本】【以】【为】【姜】【黎】【的】【那】【件】【事】【发】【生】【了】，【帝】【嘉】【恒】【会】【有】【所】【收】【敛】，【没】【想】【到】【帝】【嘉】【恒】【还】【更】【加】【疯】【狂】。 【不】【但】【为】【了】【爱】【奔】【走】【异】【国】，【还】【敢】【在】【公】【共】【场】【合】【与】【姜】【云】【曦】【搂】【搂】【抱】【抱】！ 【黑】【泽】【极】【其】【不】【满】，【他】【认】【为】【帝】【嘉】【恒】【实】【在】【太】【给】【帝】【延】【卿】【丢】【脸】，【也】【太】【高】
【池】【灿】【若】【骤】【闻】【此】【言】，【手】【脚】【都】【冰】【凉】，【他】【以】【为】【的】【恩】【怨】【原】【来】【满】【不】【是】【他】【所】【想】，【而】【是】【这】【般】【的】【狗】【血】【剧】【情】【吗】？ 【他】【一】【时】【难】【以】【接】【受】【这】【个】【事】【实】，【已】【经】【不】【想】【再】【继】【续】【听】【后】【面】【所】【发】【生】【的】【悲】【剧】【了】，【望】【着】【眼】【前】【低】【头】【哭】【泣】【的】【小】【妮】【子】，【羞】【愤】、【怒】【意】【从】【心】【中】【起】，【忍】【了】【忍】，【缓】【缓】【站】【起】【来】，【朝】【外】【面】【走】【去】…… 【费】【流】【樱】【抖】【着】【手】，【抹】【了】【把】【泪】，【循】【着】【池】【灿】【若】【的】【背】【影】【望】【去】，跑狗玄机图218七月31“【起】【码】【这】【样】【来】【说】，【她】【们】【现】【在】【情】【况】【是】【安】【全】【的】，【而】【且】【也】【不】【用】【一】【个】【个】【找】【了】，【一】【定】【会】【是】【同】【一】【批】【人】【做】【出】【来】【的】。”【沐】【梓】【儿】【分】【析】【着】。 【抓】【走】【十】【大】【的】【各】【家】【小】【姐】，【肯】【定】【是】【有】【目】【的】【的】，【但】【是】【就】【是】【不】【知】【道】【他】【们】【目】【标】【为】【什】【么】【是】【她】【们】【几】【个】，【她】【不】【了】【解】【黑】【手】【党】【那】【帮】【人】，【也】【只】【能】【靠】【着】【直】【觉】【判】【断】【行】【事】。 【顾】【瑾】【宸】【不】【否】【认】【沐】【梓】【儿】【说】【的】【话】，【现】【如】【今】，【她】【们】【人】【应】
【唐】【蕊】【也】【没】【有】【搭】【理】【他】，【继】【续】【道】：“【除】【了】【年】【龄】【限】【制】【之】【外】，【还】【要】【求】【玩】【家】【必】【须】【是】【内】【功】【排】【行】【榜】，【或】【是】【文】【化】【类】【生】【活】【职】【业】【排】【行】【榜】【的】【榜】【首】。” 【内】【功】【排】【行】【榜】【不】【用】【说】，【姜】【明】【已】【经】【霸】【榜】【很】【久】【了】，【至】【今】【都】【没】【人】【超】【越】。 【这】【也】【是】【唐】【蕊】【向】【他】【发】【出】【邀】【请】【的】【原】【因】。 “【啊】？【还】【必】【须】【是】【榜】【首】【啊】？”【齐】【驰】【有】【些】【懊】【恼】，“【那】【还】【是】【算】【了】，【有】【大】【哥】【在】，【内】【功】【排】【行】
【璀】【璨】【的】【光】【芒】，【直】【接】【照】【亮】【了】【远】【处】【的】【黑】【夜】。 【本】【来】【已】【经】【入】【夜】【的】【区】【域】，【顿】【时】【变】【得】【宛】【若】【白】【日】，【但】【更】【甚】【白】【日】！ 【嗡】【嗡】【嗡】！ 【高】【音】【声】【无】【端】【响】【起】，【所】【有】【云】【朵】【惧】【怕】【的】【退】【开】，【甚】【至】【无】【数】【的】【白】【云】【乌】【云】，【都】【刹】【那】【间】【染】【成】【了】【金】【色】。 【转】【眼】【间】，【连】【无】【数】【的】【湖】【泊】【与】【大】【地】，【都】【被】【染】【成】【了】【金】【色】。 【四】【季】【战】【场】【的】【区】【域】，【更】【是】【金】【光】【闪】【闪】，【令】【许】【多】【正】【在】【用】