I didn’t do too well this week in solving The Post Puzzler No. 36:
9 Down – The clue was “Goes the other way, in a way”. With “Z – G S” already filled in, it was either “zigs” or “zags”. I went with the “A” because of the next clue…
16 Across – The clue was “City on the northwestern edge of Puerto Rico”. Since Spanish is spoken in Puerto Rico, I surmised that the first four letters of that city would spell a Spanish word and “AGUA…” made more sense than “AGUI…”
12 Down – The clue was “Like diatomaceous earth”. A quick look through my dictionary shows that the word “diatoms” are single-celled algae, so therfore the adjective form is “ALGAL”, which means that…
The full answer for 16 Across is “AGUADILLA” (Yeah me!)
30 Down – The clue was “Look”. With the first two letters of “AP…” helping me out, I took a guess that the answer was “APPEARANCE”.
62 Across – The clue was “Swimmer Krayzelburg with four Olympic gold medals”. Now while I won’t use Google to assist me with my answers, I have no problem with using other reference books so that is why I used my 2011 Almanac and found out that Krayzelburg’s first name is “LENNY”. The “E” also helped me confirm the answer to 30 Down.
Sheesh ! Let’s hope the next week brings more answers (or at least more free time to work on this puzzle).