1 down マクラコトバ
Why? Like, what do the words in the clue mean?
9 down グンテ
Think you’re over-thinking this one - グラブ works just fine, and has the added advantage of making 3-across ラブ
(which makes 27-down アス)
29-across クルマ? Because there aren’t any trains?
(which makes 28-across タサン)
35-down タマムシイロ (I don’t really get it, but it fits)
(which makes 33-across コシ)
Words in the clue didn’t mean much. The answer was in the page you referenced.
edit: 16 across ワカイ
19 down フツカヨイ
Ah, whoops, I forgot to come back to this. Just a few boxes left empty.
18-across ブドウ… I guess?
That’s everything done, in any case. Gonna have to wrap things up in the morning, though.
3-across テン？ Or maybe チュ？
I can tell this is gonna be another slow crossword.
A crosslink to the crossword thread.
Also, I’ve discovered an app on the Play Store full of Japanese crosswords, if anyone’s interested.
Here is the same app in the Apple store.
I just downloaded the app. Wow, I do not speak Japanese well enough for this. But it’s a nice challenge.
Aye, I discovered the same with my paper book. It’s like, even if I can read the clue, I still need to know the answer.
Anyone have any tips on 「海苔巻きの具の定番」? Five characters, likely starts with カン.
I misunderstood the clue, thought it was something used to make norimaki. It’s something that’s
Try the across clue in the third row. My tip for that one: don’t overthink it.
I’m only missing the bottom right six slots now
Oh let’s resurrect the crossword thread on the hard puzzle.
That being said
19-down ビン (?)
アネ. It’s 妹のライバル not 弟の.
Wait, lemme draw up the in-progress grid. Been a while since I did this last…
Well I’m glad you’re familiar with the various types of rice porrige, because I wouldn’t have had the foggiest idea.
yea that’s what i meant lol
and okayu is surprisingly delicious for being nothing but watery rice.
AWS image host seems to be borked right now, so in-progress grid will have to wait.
In the meantime:
16-across グンテ (it’s a pun…)
Edit: Here we go
There are several missing. Scroll back up to my list. lol I had kept adding why you were putting that together.
Oh, sneaky. Here’s a new grid. I’ve also updated the Google sheet.
So, I see that 26- and 38-across are the only things they can be given the cross letters, but I’m not too clear as to why.
I’m going away this week. I’ll be taking my book with me, but I’d be surprised if I got the time to look at it.
I like that you’re still enthusiastic about this.
I just wish others were a bit, too…
1-across ラッカセイ. Cause of the narrow waist, ya know. And honestly thought “peanuts” was ピーナッツ in Japanese. Though, I guess it’s that too. But the point is,
Making 9-across ツイン, which in hindsight should have been obvious
Makes 4-across シキョ, I guess, but I only kinda get it
And whoever guessed ソウビ for 11-across was correct.
That leaves four empty boxes. Four clues.
Edit: Actually, the super secret magic word can only be マンネンヒツ, which makes 23-across シマウ