Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh, and, um...

Humans: Why They Triumphed
[WSJ]

"They"?  It kind of makes you wonder who, or what, wrote the headline.

5 comments:

toobey said...

The Geico cavemen

Elaine said...

Especially not feeling triumphant after trouncing by the Sat. NYT Xword. Caleb Madison--argh.

Ben said...

Got there in 13:30. Not an easy puzzle but I mostly either knew or could figure out what he was going for. E.g. I instantly knew 1A and got the "Snows of Kilimanjaro" costar off the second letter. Had M______ for the 1950s-60s all-star left-fielder and put MANTLE, even though in hindsight he played center. Nice tough puzzle with quality fill.

Ben said...

p.s. Why are we both awake at 5am?

Elaine said...

I generally get up around 4:00. Pretty sure that my reasons (arthritis, among other things) differ from yours, but I will note that it's actually a good time to get things done. No one calls you, interrupts, or asks when the next meal will be on the table.

I put in Mantle, too, though I was sure it was wrong. I think I'm on the wrong side of 60 so far as that puzzle's content was concerned. Woof!