|“Truly, I tell you: one of you will betray me tonight.”|
da Vinci’s painting brought to life in Glenside.
The teens were the performers in the Living Last Words, and Sabers (as the centurion) and Bangle (as the shepherd) gained much praise for their portrayals.
Meanwhile, my friend Burt scored the one-liner of the season: “I thought my wife and I would never hear those words from my daughter: ‘Let’s have the Seder at our house this year.’”
Got a story to share? Comments are open. On to the weekend’s puzzles.
The Wall Street Journal has a Hex variety cryptic: quite appropriately an Egg Hunt. The solution is posted elsewhere on the blog. Ask there if you need any of the clues explained; some of them are pretty clever.
Falcon found the Hex straight cryptic in the National Post to be harder than usual for the second week in a row. I thought the same, and we probably both finished on the same answer. And the Fraser Simpson puzzle from the Globe and Mail (printable, Java) was pretty hard too.
We learn this week from her latest Brit cryptic that LizR likes King Crimson.
The New York Times puzzle (behind the paywall) is a Hex acrostic. Deb Amlen has comments and some answers at Wordplay.
If you didn’t see the update to Thursday’s post, Puzzazz released a new book of variety crosswords by Mike Shenk, and it shows off the advantages of the app really well.