Dead tree solving - eco edition! 
Best of both worlds - paper and pencil/pen solving, but rather than curled up with the newspaper, you're curled up with your tablet/iPad/Android! Write, even draw, in the grid, directly on the screen. 

Perfect for rebus puzzles, like this one from a recent Thursday NYTimes puzzle. Use a stylus, for the feel of really writing, or just use your fingertip - it is remarkably easy and is your real writing... I filled this one out using my finger - the stylus is just there for show. (The rebus was MAN - as in TAXMAN at 54D...) If you would like to try it out, click on "About Me" on this page and send me an email.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baring my Soul

The illustrious Tyler Hinman has prompted a thoughtful discussion.  I encourage you to read it here.
In it, Joe Krozel, constructor and solver, threw out the following challenge:
" In fact, it would be fun to see a tongue-in-cheek blog showing half-finished puzzles containing a small fraction of wrong answers … and having a blogger defend his wrong answers. Now that would be something worth reading on a daily basis. "
"Just display half-finished puzzles with wrong answers included, and adamantly defend them! It would be hilarious. For instance, I recently put in TOAD rather than TOTO for [Biter of Almira Gulch] … I think one could reasonably assert that a toad is found in a gulch, even if others insist that it’s more of a hopper than a biter."
Please click here to see a quick attempt at just that.  (I tried to narrate it, but the Dell microphone gods are against me, so sorry - no sound!)  My defense of the new sport of Taser Tag...
Also, take a look at the running list of everyone else's embarrassing moments.  And contribute some of your own.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the youtube demo. TASERS ... those instruments in ... Taser Tag ... definitely much safer than the Light Sabers that my sons battle with in the hallway. And EVA RAMOS ... wasn't she ... wasn't she the actress ... the actress who played across from ... that actor guy. Yeah, I've heard of her.