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Friday May 26, 2017 – NYTimes Crossword No. 0421 

John Houseman, The Paper Chase (1973)

I haven’t posted in this blog since August 2016. I had valid reasons to take a break when it started. But after awhile, it just became habit. So, today we begin again. 

“All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.” – Zhou Enlai

Today’s puzzle was a little political. We have Richard Nixon, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Hello Kitty. That’s just a bit much for me. 

Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish diplomat, economist, and author, who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961.

Hello Kitty (born November 1, 1974)

 
I did enjoy the nod to Miriam Makeba. You might appreciate her 1960 “The Click Song.” https://youtu.be/Qg4Fp-A7IRw
And what’s not to like about Nancy Sinatra? 
https://youtu.be/SbyAZQ45uww

Altogether, this was a very 1960s-1970s themed puzzle. A little esoteric for my taste. Finished in 39:42. Call it forty minutes. 

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Blade Runner

All my nerdy friends shalt surely like this.

Typeset In The Future

After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner cements Scott’s reputation for beautiful, gritty, tech noir science fiction.

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