Thought Catalog
August 19, 2011

Answers To My Rejected New York Times Crossword Puzzle Submission

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What is the issue?

Down

1. Fruit sometimes soggy

CANTALOUPE

2. Allowed to marry in New York

DWARFS

7. Honey, I Shrunk the _________

DEBTCEILING

11. Dark-horse Presidential candidate, 2012

RICKMORANIS

12. What I got

LOVIN’

14. What I also got

MILK

18. Famous female singer purported to have penis

RUPAUL

21. Cantaloupe, italicized

CANTALOUPE

23. Purchased at Cracker Barrel

ROCKINGCHAIR

25. Looney Tunes curse word

@$&!

30. Reason I missed your birthday party (lie)

FLATTIRE

32. Real reason I missed your birthday party

FANTASYFOOTBALLDRAFT

37. Not a fruit no matter what you say

TOMATO

41. Cantaloupe, wingdings

CANTALOUPE

43. I’m about to sneeze

WAITNEVERMIND

Across

1. The new black

PINKISHBLACK

4. The old black

COLORED

7. Most overplayed on the radio

COMMERCIALS

11. Suggestive text

;]

13. Capital of Nevada

LASVEGASDUHWAITWAITNOIT’S RENOWAITWAITASECONDCARSONCITYMAYBE?LETMETHINKYEAHTHAT’SRIGHTCARSONCITY

19. Excuse me, sir, do you have a minute for human rights?

NO

26. Orson “__________” Welles

FUCKING

33. “It’s so big and scary”

THAT’SWHATSHESAID

35. Made Thomas Edison famous

ANTISEMITISM

41. Your Social Security Number

486—WAITWAITWAITGOODTRYYOUALMOSTHADME

44. Cantaloupe, hangman board

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

46. 1939 Best Picture, Gone With ______ Wind

THE

47. Cantaloupe, binary

01100011 01100001 01101110 01110100 01100001 01101100 01101111 01110101 01110000 01100101 TC mark

image – Ross Beresford