Solving Crosswords for Fun and Profit

Nicely done, all. Think you finished that within two hours after I went to bed. I’ve been sitting here trying to make sure I understand why the answers are what they are. :slightly_smiling_face: I’d have been able to tell you the capital of Hyogo Prefecture if I’d noticed that clue before I went to bed - I was there last week, eating obscenely expensive beef. :stuck_out_tongue:

I feel like I’m learning a lot of vocab here, but I also kinda feel like (a) it’s probably about as useful in day-to-day usage as the vocab found in an English crossword would be, and (b) I’m gonna forget it all anyway.

Survey says: All correct! Except somewhere along the line, バー in 21-down turned into バウ. There’s no issue with words sharing a long-vowel mark to represent different vowels - remember 19-across in the previous puzzle was not ソウル but シール.

Puzzle number 3: