WSJ Contest 2/24/17 Brush Strokes, today we are in search of a well-known artist.
Bombshell (as in, say, on that bombshell and blonde bombshell).
My mother loves the crossword puzzle, and I help her with some of the pop culture clues, so I knew it was good to use modern lingo, like emoji and sext.The setters job is to put up a fight, but let the solver win, with a completed grid and a happy expression.Island group off the co*t of Africa, canaries.Solution, so you couldn't get that one clue?Too be honest, we know that this puzzle is pretty hard and when you see these answers you're probably going bojangles gift certificates to send us tons of flames about how "merke" doesn't make sense.For each, theres a sample clue.Half the clue gives a definition of the answer; the other half is a jumble of the letters in the answer, plus a hint (dodgy, disorganised etc) that they should be jumbled.Although I am only 11, I enjoy grown-up television shows, like "Flight of the Conchords" and "Last Man on Earth.From Shed: Alarming disclosure of beauty (9).
Remember: a decent puzzle has some easy clues, strategically placed, to get things going and the harder clues must all yield eventually.
Imam (first letters of Is Mohammed a Muslim).
Oh yeah, and as always, Google came up really huge.
I just dont follow the relevance of the titleI wonder if the strokes are the lines that appear in the clues in place of the blanks?I asked Dani to share a bit about herself and her experience making the puzzle: My name is Dani Brown, and I am 11 years old.Two girls, one on each knee (7).Read those left over letters from top to bottom and you find our meta solution, English scientist Michael.Acrostic, a definition, and a hint to take the first letters of some other words for the answer.Loco (double definition).Reversal, a definition, and a description of a word which, when spelled backwards, gives the answer.