2 thoughts on “0402-09 New York Times Crossword Answers 2 Apr 09”

  1. Hi Katie,

    Re TENSE
    I took it that the clue was being a little whimsical “Ex-lax?”, meaning something or someone that used to be lax, was not tense. So now, the person is no longer lax, and is therefore now TENSE.

    Re TIRO
    This is more usually spelled ‘tyro’, and means a novice or a beginner.

    I hope that helps, Katie, and thanks for stopping by and visiting the blog. :o)

    Bill

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