Boxed Set 3/21/2020 Puzzle

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SewYoung
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Boxed Set 3/21/2020 Puzzle

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Post by SewYoung » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm

If anyone out there is doing today's WSJ Cryptic...… I Finally got the right idea and have finished all but 5D and 26D If anyone has a hint for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by LesY » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:27 pm

Hi Lisa, for 5D "tricky play" is the definition. Football-related.

For 26D, "circle" is the definition. "In" is positional wordplay.

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Post by Meg » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm

SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
If anyone out there is doing today's WSJ Cryptic...… I Finally got the right idea and have finished all but 5D and 26D If anyone has a hint for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
I finished it this morning.
5d. Football term (I think). Otherwise is anagram indicator.
26 d. Def is last word (verb). A few single letters

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Post by SewYoung » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:41 pm

Meg wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm
SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
If anyone out there is doing today's WSJ Cryptic...… I Finally got the right idea and have finished all but 5D and 26D If anyone has a hint for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
I finished it this morning.
5d. Football term (I think). Otherwise is anagram indicator.
26 d. Def is last word (verb). A few single letters
Thank you Meg and Les. I will ponder on those hints and see if I can come up with the answers. Sadly, I am not well versed in football terminology. I will do a little research.

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Post by SewYoung » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:15 pm

SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Meg wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm
SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:59 pm
If anyone out there is doing today's WSJ Cryptic...… I Finally got the right idea and have finished all but 5D and 26D If anyone has a hint for me, it would be greatly appreciated.
I finished it this morning.
5d. Football term (I think). Otherwise is anagram indicator.
26 d. Def is last word (verb). A few single letters
Thank you Meg and Les. I will ponder on those hints and see if I can come up with the answers. Sadly, I am not well versed in football terminology. I will do a little research.
Thanks, y'all. Took me just a few seconds to find the right football term, but then though I had messed up somewhere else (I hadn't) because I kept trying to put the multiple letters in the wrong square. When I got that out of my head, I got it right away. Also, kicking myself on 26D. Finally got it.

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Post by KayW » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:32 pm

Thanks all for the tips on 5d.The 3 possibly ambiguous crossings were really hex-ing me! Plus I had not heard that term before.
Taking my platelets out for a spin! All blood products are urgently needed now.

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Post by Julie O » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:57 am

SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:15 pm
SewYoung wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Meg wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm


I finished it this morning.
5d. Football term (I think). Otherwise is anagram indicator.
26 d. Def is last word (verb). A few single letters
Thank you Meg and Les. I will ponder on those hints and see if I can come up with the answers. Sadly, I am not well versed in football terminology. I will do a little research.
Thanks, y'all. Took me just a few seconds to find the right football term, but then though I had messed up somewhere else (I hadn't) because I kept trying to put the multiple letters in the wrong square. When I got that out of my head, I got it right away. Also, kicking myself on 26D. Finally got it.
I had the exact same experience with 26D.

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#8

Post by Janet » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm

I just finished this one.. so satisfying. I usually have a hard time with cryptic puzzles. I thought the theme of this one made it easier to solve.

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