"We're in the Home Stretch!"

Difficulty ● ● ◐ ○ ○

Puzzle Notes

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen,

“They’re in the home stretch!”

After two-plus weeks of geeked-out Olympic Games watching, I am ready to get back to more healthful sleep patterns. But today feels like the Monday after the Super Bowl. Adrenaline levels are still high and I'm super-pumped for watching synchronized diving at 4 a.m. Well, the Paris 2024 Summer Games are on my calendar.

This week’s crossword title was entirely inspired by the electric track-and-field events. I think I heard sports commentators scream “They’re in the home stretch!” scores of times – during the track and swimming meets -- and it never got old. Congratulations to the men and women who made these games so memorable.

Now, on to our weekly brain game …

Welcome to Week 532 of Crossword Nation. You are cordially invited to solve “We’re in the Home Stretch!” as your crossword of the week. May you have an auspiciously awesome August!

Until next time, I remain . . .

Cruciverbally yours, 


Solvers of The New Yorker puzzles: Check out my latest crossword (a "challenging" diversion, per the editors)! It's also in the magazine's print edition.

Mini Crossword Aficionados: For a quick solve, please try the Daily Mini Crossword in the L. A. Times. It's free! Simply bookmark and visit daily for a new puzzle.

Recovering Lost Puzzles: If, for some reason, our weekly puzzle email doesn't appear in your mailbox on Monday evenings, no worries -- you can always "re-send" the puzzle to yourself.

But first ....

1. Please check the Spam folder.  Sometimes the Crossword Nation emails are redirected to Spam folders. This can happen after a software or system update. If it's not in the Spam folder, then try Step 2.

2. Visit the Subscriber Portal and Re-send the Puzzle To Your Mailbox.  You can always send the latest puzzle (or any puzzle from our archive) to yourself. Visit here:


Choose the "Resend Puzzle" link at the bottom right of the page. From there, you can choose which puzzle to send to your mailbox! 

Important message for solvers who subscribed prior to September 2020: If your Crossword Nation subscription was on auto-renewal through Rumination Software, please cancel it via your PayPal account. Our puzzles are no longer sold through Rumination Software. We expect that Rumination cancelled those auto-renewals from their end. But to be safe -- please discontinue such auto-renewals from your end.

If you enjoy our 'indie' Crossword Nation puzzles, please give them a positive rating on Amy Reynaldo's blog, Diary of a Crossword Fiend. Your ratings help keep our little puzzle shop independent and strong!

Ade Koiki blogs our puzzle every Tuesday. Simply page through Amy's blog to find the Tuesday blog posts. http://crosswordfiend.com/

Happy solving and be well!

Liz Gorski