I was thinking definition 1. The crosswords are in a book aren’t they? So to read that question and these puzzles you are looking at a book right now.
… Oh. Ohhh.
I read that clue as being much more figurative than it actually was.
Nice, a fresh start.
I’ve been pretty focused on N4 and work lately, so I’ll see if I can do something on this one.
Although it does look a little harder than usual.
It looks to me like it’s 100% cultural references, or something. Like, why all the speech marks?
Ok, I had a peek at the answers so I’d at least have some idea of the form this puzzle takes. 1-across is プロポーズ. And some to think of it, I do seem to recall watching an anime or drama in which someone proposes exactly like this.
Though, I’m not entirely sure if that helps any…
Now that I think about it, it is common. Basically eat their handmade food for the rest of their life.
3-across トクイビ (apparently 11/3 is a national holiday and statistically the clearest day of the year in Japan)
22-across テキジ (?)
29-down リジ (?)
Ok, knowing the solutions, I can see how they relate to the clues. But how on Earth did you work those out to begin with?
Well for トクイビ I started out by looking up 11/3 to see if it was a Japanese holiday since the clue noted that date particularly. Then I read that it was statistically the clearest, which coincided with the clue.
I got プリント first off of 1-across and worked off of that.
Oh, they’ve multiplied since I saw them last.
With those letters in place, here’s my additions:
9-down ロン (it’s a mah jong term) which makes 2-across リンジ
22-down シカト - the word comes from the deer on the “autumn leaves” hanafuda card. This makes 22-across シキジ… not completely sure I get that.
10-down クウキ, which makes 11-across ウブ
4-across ユキ, I guess?
I thought 2-across was リンジ but I couldn’t make ロン make sense enough to go with it.
ロン is what happens when you win off someone else’s discard.
6-across ウブ (if 4-down is correct.)
4-down ユウトウセイ (?)
I’m trying to work off of these two to confirm.
24-across アマエンボウ ?
27-across カセイフ (Etsuko Ichihara is an actress who played a housekeeper) or タチギキ (eavesdropping)
35-down ツボ (definition 7)
Gah, 25 days since the last post. I keep meaning to come back to this, but I never have any more idea what the answers might be than I did the last time I looked…
I’ve been stumped too. I think there might be a wrong answer somewhere.
Well, I can check what we’ve got against the answers, but I’m kinda not sure I want to do that until we’re really ready to throw in the towel.
Guess we have been at this for a month.
Ok, so now the fuss is dying down a bit on the Durtle Heaven puzzle, do we want to throw in the towel on this crossword and start the next?
Yea let’s do it. Start fresh. There’s a blunder somewhere in there I’m sure of it.