as well. . I mean, what if th at one squiggle of cloud or whatever it is had been shaped just slightly differently? . Likewise, a painting that suggests is usually more engaging than one that tells. For many years, until the editorship of Will Shortz starting in 1993, NYT puzzles did not eschew and sometimes even enouraged white squares in which both crossers were ungettable without resort to reference materials. The two reasons you should be accurate are obvious: First, if you filled in a wrong letter you deserve to feel less satisfaction for having finished. . When the edge of your blade thickens with overuse and oversharpening, you need to draw the edge out by peening itcold-forging the blade with hammer and small anvil. Without meaning to seem to draw a too-rapid conclusion, I can say that constructors of crosswords are more interesting to talk to than, say, your average doctor or lawyer or corporate chief. Matisse's "Le Bateau" depicts a sailboat and its reflection on the water, and the "words" sailboat and reflection in the answer grid are reflections of each other. . As in any job, as you continue to design things, you'll get better. I use a clipboard to play the puzzles on, and I've wedged a stopwatch under the clip, so it's easy to time myself. .
Kaczynskis prose is sparse, and his arguments logical and unsentimental, as you might expect from a former mathematics professor with a degree from Harvard. In this context, ask yourself: what power do you have to preserve what is of valuecreatures, skills, things, places?
Much Renaissance art was in its time considered shockingly secular: according to Vasari, Botticelli repented and gave up painting, and Fra Bartolommeo and Lorenzo di Credi actually burned some of their work. Instead of treating beauty as an airy abstraction, to be either blathered about or avoided depending on how one feels about airy abstractions, let's try considering it as a practical question: how do you make good stuff? (Also note that in this example the answer fish would be appropriate even if the clue had read "Betta, tetra or opah since "fish" refers to both plural and singular. . The maximum allowable word count for a NYT 15 X 15 grid is 78 unless it's a themeless, in which case it's. . My hope is that in this article you will find some useful information, perhaps some slightly interesting information, and maybe even a dollop of entertaining information, no matter who you are. I mainly use it for typing. I dont know quite why. Illichs critique of technology, like Kaczynskis, was really a critique of power. I think symmetry may just be one way to achieve simplicity, but it's important enough to be mentioned on its own. Brushcutters are not used instead of scythes because they are better; they are used because their use is conditioned by our attitudes toward technology. It is who we are, unspoken and felt and frustrating and inspiring and vital and impossible to peer-review.