Mike Shenk’s Wall Street Journal contest crossword, “City Blocks”—Laura’s review
Super short post since it’s the middle of a holiday weekend and I have some lounging to do.
This week we’re looking for a five-letter U.S. city. Is it BOISE? We’ll see.
The key entry is:
- [68a: Number of squares in the width and height of this puzzle’s city blocks}: THREE
So I figured I was looking for 3×3 sets of squares that spelled out the names of cities. And there they were:
Take the states in which each of those cities reside, and you get:
BALTIMORE == MARYLAND
POCATELLO == IDAHO (“… at the Princess Theater …”)
ANCHORAGE == ALASKA
CAMBRIDGE == MASSACHUSETTS
FORT WAYNE == INDIANA
The first letters of those states spell out MIAMI, which is a five-letter U.S. city and our answer.