August 23, 2006

An Occasional Feature

The New York Times crossword puzzle today feels like a rerun or a repeat. There's something very familiar about it. Perhaps it's the trite and overused theme that unites the "long" answers.

Think warbler, in the larger sense of the term.

Anyway, today's specific hint is:

54 Down: Bad-mouth. Answer: R-I-P-O-N.

Seriously. Will Shortz allowed that.

I think it's two words, as in rip on.

Possibly it's a colloquialism? I've never heard it.


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