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Postby Orange » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:21 pm

Don't miss it.
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Postby Ken Jennings » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:36 pm

Wow, you can't buy that kind of book publicity. Well, I guess you sort of can, if you buddy-buddy up to Will Shortz enough that he starts re-cluing stuff for you.
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Postby Orange » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:49 pm

A short title helps. It's gonna be hard to sneak "Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days" into a crossword answer.
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Postby rockgolf » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:56 am

For those of us who don't subscribe to the Grey Lady or spend seven bucks a month, can we... get a clue?
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Postby Orange » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:24 am

52-Across is clued [2006 Ken Jennings book...or the author himself].
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Postby errhode » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:29 am

I was just coming over here to mention it... and to see what Ken thought of Rex Parker's commentary on the clue:

Loved BRAINIAC, but wasn't that fond of the clue (52A: 2006 Ken Jennings book ... or the author himself). The book part is fine, but something about calling the author that feels off. The word, which I love, still has at least vaguely pejorative connotations to me. BRAINIAC is a DC supervillain, for one. And for two, I'm pretty sure "BRAINIAC!" was a playground taunt before it was ever a thing you might innocuously call a smart person.

http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2009/ ... -1946.html
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Postby Orange » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:44 am

Have you read Ken's post about how the book got its title? It's here:

http://ken-jennings.com/blog/?p=157
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