Beekeeper Crosswords

Themed Puzzles from Beekeeper Labs

Puzzle #85: “Tool Time”

Posted by on February 17th, 2009

Well, hopefully you’ve made it through the worst of the winter, and it’s time to see whether your house made it through intact.  Got some holes in the roof?  A leaky faucet?  No problem.  Just pull out your handy tool chest and get to work.  In no time at all, you’ll find that there’s no problem so small that it can’t be made into a big problem with the application of the right equipment.  Then you won’t feel at all guilty about calling in the roofer, the plumber, and anyone else you might need.  You might find yourself with some holes in your wallet and a leaky bank account, but no system is perfect.

Title: Tool Time
Difficulty: Tuesday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)

3 Responses to “Puzzle #85: “Tool Time””

  1. Tuning Spork Says:

    Well, I’ll start off by saying I loved the theme entries, and also the clues for 3D and 7D.

    But, er, 27D. I get the alphabet thing, but “post-hoc” and “pre-med”? Is there a dimension to the clue that I’m just not getting?

  2. keeper Says:

    I suspect there’s nothing you weren’t getting — just an overly ambitious clue. The idea was supposed to be that those were the four letters that would be alphabetized between those two words, but I guess I failed the smell test. 🙁

  3. Tuning Spork Says:

    Ah! That was the element to the clue that I wasn’t getting. The reason, probably, is that neither “hoc” nor “med” are words… at least, according to my handy Webster’s. Perhaps “Quartet that runs post-haste and pre-menopausal” would have worked more swimmingly. Not to mention that it’s good for a yuk. 🙂