The various shades of The New York Times Crosswords
The New York Times crossword has been one of the talked about crossword in the market due to the variance and amusement offer by the puzzles. Will Shortz today with his team handles the operations of the crossword, but have you ever suspected who writes this crossword for them. The Will Shortz or his team, NO it is contributed by the number of readers to the website or newspaper. There is a specification sheet available on the company’s website which shows you step by step sequence how to proceed with your application for the submission of the crossword. The difficulty level, although varies between the days of the week that is from Monday to Thursday, in addition to its Sunday puzzle has a theme connected to the same, there is some sort of long answers are there which are at least three in numbers, alternations are there in each entry so hereby there are certain kinds of experiments that Mr. Will Shortz keeps on adding to create the sizzle in the newspapers and so that the readers do not get bored while solving them in a routine manner. He also takes care of memorable birthdays, anniversaries and the important dates in the history of America just to make the people aware and memorize them of the commendable work done by their people and create a wind of patriotism among the citizens. This kind of minute features usually helps the parents to teach their kids with fun and it too helps them to relate and learn more easily. Although the rules of the puzzles can shuffle with time, but as of now, they follow a concept of 78 words as a weekday puzzle, while for the Saturday and Friday the puzzle has 72 words as it is an unthemed puzzle and Sunday puzzles usually have 140 words or fewer ones. The New York Times puzzles are a kind of puzzles that reflects and resemble, the art, literature, movies, famous TV shows and cater to the audiences who keep a track with them. These untamed puzzles, although they have fewer words to solve, but undoubtedly they are the most difficult ones.
The puzzles follow lots of patterns for the followers and there are certain clues that you can take care of while solving the same. We have shortlisted a few, have a look upon:
• All the times puzzles usually have a rotational symmetry to solve, the readers can easily rotate the same to 180 degrees and these grids remain identical. The puzzles having horizontal or vertical symmetry are very much rarer to find in the newspaper, and the puzzles having asymmetrical symmetry are also very difficult to find.
•The clue having the tag known as “abbr.” or any abbreviation called as “e.g”, the answer will be definitely an abbreviation only.
•The clue which ends in a question mark, the answer of the same plays on words.
•Occasionally, when the themed puzzles occur there are certain squares that need to be filled with a symbol, square or the multiple letters or word. This word, letters or the symbols get repeated in the whole puzzle throughout the theme. We can take a live example also like on December 6, 2012, Jeff Chen has written a puzzle which was featuring a rebus theme and was based on a specific kind of chemical scale known as a pH scale which is commonly used in bases and acids. This puzzle was considered to display its uniqueness because the pH word was written in several locations in the puzzles such as Sophocles or triumph.
•Latin, French or Spanish language answers are included in the clues often the place or personal names are included in the puzzles.
•The clues mentioned in the puzzles take care of the parts of speech, number, degree and the tense of the sentence. Like, a plural clue always be matched with a plural answer, a clue that was indicated in the past tense is always in the same tense and if the clues are in comparative or in superlative then the answers are also in the same degree.
•The answer word never appears into the clues itself, whether it is a single or the multiple words in the puzzle. So, a single word can also indicate the multiple word answers.
•If the themed puzzle is there, then the whole puzzle will be based on that very theme only.
The crosswords as mentioned above has its own shades and colors varying with seasons and days. These crosswords, not only make you aware of the nation, but also resembles a sense of belongingness to the same. The crosswords are not easy to solve as you need to connect with each and every clue so many times and try to interpret their hidden meaning. But the best part of these puzzles that make them always interesting is their variability, they always start with something new that is beyond imagination. This is how a simple section in the newspaper has come upon a big attraction in the public that people really like to see it as their first thing of the day and cannot delay it anymore. This is all about the idea behind the same and the hard work that is put upon by so many people in the process and making it more enjoyable for the readers. The New York Times has created new milestones from their inception and have catered to the worldwide audiences for their services whether they are providing digital news or their printed form. Their application has also come upon with its new feature by becoming handy for people to access and people can go through the worldwide news in just a single click by working on another task or while traveling for their work or home. So, do have best of your experience with The New York Times.