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Old 04-26-2019, 09:48 PM
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This was my January submission. NYT catching up quickly, I guess.

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This is Andy Kravis writing on behalf of Will, with apologies for the delay in correspondence. I'm writing in response to your 15x submission. With regrets, we'll have to say no to this one. We thought this was solid work and the revealer got a chuckle out of us, but unfortunately overall the theme didn't quite excite us enough to say yes.

Very sorry for the bad news! We really appreciated seeing this though, and we look forward to seeing more from you!

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Old 04-29-2019, 02:11 PM
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REJECTED! by the New York Times. This is for the one I submitted back in December.

Too cerebral! My goodness.

I will likely send this someplace else, per Bro's suggestion.
#5 has now also been REJECTED by the Wall Street Journal. They had essentially the same issue - "this is too tricky for the average solver".

Will give some thought to presenting it in a different (simpler?) way before sending it anywhere else.
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Keep it up SSH! I’ll tell you, it’s a pretty big thrill when someone accepts your first one. You’ll be all jumping up and down in your underwear in the living room, with the kids and the dog staring at you like they can’t imagine anyone could be so excited over like 25 bucks and a contributor’s copy, yet you can’t imagine a feeling that could be any better than what you’re experiencing right then. Not orgasm, not Michelin 3-star cuisine, not free fall. Nothing beats that first hit of validation, and you’ll keep chasing that high for the rest of your life.

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Old 05-05-2019, 06:23 PM
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Crossword #7 REJECTED by the L.A. Times. On a Sunday! I guess newspaper employees don't get weekends off.

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Rich says thanks for this one, but we'll pass. Rich notes that it's a cute idea, but the puns are just too awkward for his taste. Additionally, [specific issue with one of the theme entries deleted]. It adds up to a no, I'm sorry to say.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:29 AM
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No news, and currently have no new crossword ideas. Might take a break from it for a bit. I'll just throw #5 up here for your amusement.
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