Crossword puzzles have you solve clues to fill in words, but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. It might help to stick to one kind of puzzle at first before branching out. If you see an exclamation point in a clue, it’s usually a signal that something cryptic is going on. If you’ve ever attempted a crossword puzzle, you know that the clues can be confusing and the format can be downright baffling. In order to help both veteran and beginner solvers tackle challenging puzzles, INSIDER spoke to crossword expert Shuchismita Upadhyay, author of Crossword Unclued, a website for cryptic crossword solvers and setters. Here are a few tricks that can help you solve even the toughest crossword puzzles. First, you should figure out what kind of crossword puzzle you’re dealing with. Unfortunately for novice solvers, crossword puzzles don’t come in a dizzying array of flavours. Each requires its own strategy, so be sure you know what kind of puzzle you’ve … [Read more...] about 10 tricks to help you solve every crossword puzzle, every time
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool. ByHeather Murphy Oct. 15, 2018 LAKE WORTH, FLA. — On Halloween night in 1996, a man in a skeleton mask knocked on the door of a house in Martinez, Calif., handcuffed the woman who greeted him and raped her. Two weeks later, he called the dental office where she worked. Investigators tried to track him down through phone records, but got nowhere. They obtained traces of his semen, but there was no match for his DNA in any criminal database. Last month — two decades after the crime — the Sacramento district attorney’s office tried something new to finally crack the case of this serial rapist, … [Read more...] about How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Groups of new vehicles are being detected in unexplained locations across the country. Evidence being posted online has raised questions about production, logistics, quality and even demand. An industrial site in Lathrop, Calif., east of San Francisco, where the self-appointed Shorty Air Force has identified a large collection of Tesla cars. This view was shot in late July. Credit Credit Machine Planet Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette Oct. 1, 2018 Elon Musk’s settlement of a securities-fraud case has removed a cloud over the company and its leader. But another remains: how its electric-car production is measuring up against Mr. Musk's ambitious forecasts, a matter that a federal regulator is still investigating. One group of internet sleuths thinks it has found clues in plain sight, pointing to lots and garages in California, New Jersey, Arizona and other states where Tesla cars have been found … [Read more...] about Unraveling a Tesla Mystery: Lots (and Lots) of Parked Cars
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by BySui-Lee Wee and Elsie Chen Aug. 20, 2018 ZHANGJIAJIE, China — Tang Chunwu set off from his room in a ramshackle inn just after sunrise, the beginning of Day 92 in his search for his son. Winding through a route calculated to take him through the busiest parts of town, Mr. Tang stopped to put up posters asking if someone, anyone, had seen the round-faced young man with glasses. The poster described his son in clipped phrases: named Tang Gongwei, 26 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall. It also described why he went missing. He discovered he had stomach cancer. He didn’t want to burden his parents. His only option, he felt, was to vanish. Mr. Tang’s quest has captivated China in part because of a cruel irony: His son was not a common laborer like him but a pharmacist, … [Read more...] about A Chinese Pharmacist Found Out He Had Cancer. Then He Vanished.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The Week Ahead Banks will start reporting earnings from the second quarter, and data on prices of consumer goods will probably show that inflation picked up in June. ByThe New York Times July 8, 2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Media and tech moguls gather to discuss deals. Some of the biggest moguls in technology and media — including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Timothy Cook of Apple and Rupert Murdoch of 21st Century Fox — are expected to be in Sun Valley, Idaho, this week for an annual conference run by the investment bank Allen & Company. The gathering, which starts on Tuesday, is expected to focus on the intensifying consolidation in the media sector, and it could be the hatching ground for the next big takeover, conceived in the hallways of the resort between panel discussions. … [Read more...] about Moguls Rub Shoulders in Idaho, and China Releases Trade Numbers