Solutions and comments on the weekly cryptic crossword puzzles set by Joshua Kosman (Trazom) and Henri Picciotto (Hot), published in The Nation magazine.
Also weekly links to other cryptic and variety crosswords including solutions to New York Times cryptic, diagramless, and puns & anagrams puzzles.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Agility (Puzzle No. 3,356)
I think I’m going to add a puzzle characteristic called “agility” for the weekly The Nation puzzle. This week’s puzzle is a good example. It has several clues that are better tackled with creative thinking than by grinding out the indicator and the fodder. Hot and Trazom enjoy the “play” aspect of wordplay, and construct puzzles so that you can too.