Matt Gaffney’s Wall Street Journal contest crossword, “In A Comprehensive Manner” — Conrad’s writeup.
This week we’re looking for a classic brand. There were two long theme entries with the same “comprehen-sive” clue, mirroring the title.
- [In a comprehensive manner]: COMPLETELY
- [In a comprehensive manner]: THOROUGHLY
I spotted eight Z’s while completing the grid. Matt wouldn’t put ABZUG and KUVASZ in a grid unless it was relevant, so I zeroed in on the mechanism quickly. The eight Z’s were preceded by an A, with one letter in between:
The letters between A to Z spell WEBSTERS, our contest solution. Nice easy-breezy meta by Matt this week. Comprehensive gave a direct nod to Webster’s Dictionary. Solvers: please share your thoughts.