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The best——er, nerdiest——crossword puzzle podcast in the whole wide cruciuniverse.

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Nov 19, 2022

In this ep, Rebecca and Brooke review New York Times crossword puzzles from 11/9/22 - 11/12/22.


  • The first-ever, no-details-necessary, void-where-prohibited Crossnerds challenge: ⭐ Guess Our Zodiac Signs! ⭐️ Tweet us @Crossnerds or message us to play.


  • "Reduplicative names" puzzles
  • "Reduplicative": redundant?
  • Repeated clues: ALLOWED!
  • Non-semantic themes
  • Letterbanks
  • Two takes on GOTTI
  • Things that don't look like boats
  • Reverse reveals
  • The grammar of adverbs (disjuncts, e.g. "Hopefully...")
  • Evocativeness in clues
  • What sound owls make (hint: it is not "PEEP")

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