Peter Gordon’s Wall Street Journal contest crossword, “Simon Says”—Laura’s review
The problem is all inside the grid, I’ll say to thee.
The answer, a song, is easy if you take it logically —
I’d like to help you with this puzzle by Peter G.
There’s just one way to solve this meta.
I’ll say it’s really not my habit to preclude.
Furthermore, I hope my post won’t be trolled or seen as rude.
But I’ll repeat myself at the risk of attitude:
There’s just one way to solve this meta —
One way to solve this meta …
- You just slip out the back, [20a: Exceptionally good, informally]: CRACKERJACK
- Make a new plan, [27a: Region including eastern Turkey and northern Iraq]: KURDISTAN
- You don’t need to be coy, [39a: Butterfly that resembles the monarch]: VICEROY
Just get yourself free
- Hop on the bus, [47a: Its call sign is “Shamrock”]: AER LINGUS
You don’t need to discuss much
- Just drop off the key, [52a: Dam on the Columbia River]: GRAND COULEE
And get yourself free
I’d say, why don’t we both just sleep on it tonight?
And I believe in the morning you’ll begin to see the light,
When you read my post and realize I definitely am right;
That the answer is: Paul Simon’s “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover.”
If you like that song, here’s a cover …