Bourbon Cowboy

The adventures of an urbane bar-hopping transplant to New York.

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I'm a storyteller in the New York area who is a regular on NPR's "This American Life" and at shows around the city. Moved to New York in 2006 and am working on selling a memoir of my years as a greeting card writer, and (as a personal, noncommercial obsession) a nonfiction book called "How to Love God Without Being a Jerk." My agent is Adam Chromy at Artists and Artisans. If you came here after hearing about my book on "This American Life" and Googling my name, the "How to Love God" book itself isn't in print yet, and may not even see print in its current form (I'm focusing on humorous memoir), but here's a sample I've posted in case you're curious anyway: Sample How To Love God Introduction, Pt. 1 of 3. Or just look through the archives for September 18, 2007.) The book you should be expecting is the greeting card book, about which more information is pending. Keep checking back!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Cryptic Crossword Answers

A few days ago I posted a diagramless cryptic crossword. Here, in the comments section, are the answers to that puzzle.



Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

* indicates anagrammed letters; (h) is a hidden word; (rev.) is a reversal; (2 defs.) is a double definition; "word" is used for a homophone (of, in this case, "whirred"). And a letter surrounded by parentheses and set off from a nearby word with a dash? That's a deletion. So the clue for HIDEOUS that was clued as "Ugly Tesla leaving criminal lairs (7)" would be shown in the answer as "hideou-(t)-s." I occasionally highlight lesser-known definitions by referring to the actual citation in 11C. (As in 13 Across.)

1. CA + sing
5. B(*oler)o (&lit.)
9. *woolsacks
11. agha's + TAT [TAT = thematic apperception test]
12. chum (2 defs.)
13. "crock" [1 crock 2 = smut]
15. Mark + E.B.
17. kennel (2 defs.)
18. la(Cu + S)trine
19. car + roll + ton (not rev.)
23. a(the)na
24. a + *ir out
27. "bore" [boar b = male raccoon]
28. ulna (h)
29. m(a)eander
30. *clary sage
31. kol(YM)a
32. care + 's + s

1. cha + CMA (AMC rev.)
2. ag(grav-(e))ate
3. scho(r)l ["school" with r (red) replacing o (orange).]
4. nose/no se [2 defs.]
6. (p)-lace
7. echini (h)
8. Os + mole
10. *stretti
14. c(ensure)rs [cr = creditor]
16. e(con)oM + Y [Y + Moe rev.]
19. can + (d)-uck
20. *rhinal
21. *noodle
22. Sterns (2 defs.)
25. "carry" [novelist Joyce Cary; see 11C Biographical section]
26. gag + a [1 gag 2 = to write jokes for]

1/17/2008 12:13 PM  
Blogger Cowboy Dave Dickerson said...

Oops! Forgot to mention: the two unclued phrases, going down at opposite halves of the grid, are BLANK SLATE and TABULA RASA.

1/17/2008 12:14 PM  

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