Automotive names have been the theme of Thursday’s puzzle, particularly the pattern of automobiles named after cities within the American West. They evoke an outside way of life and miles of open street with names just like the Kia Sedona, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevy Malibu, and Kia Tulluride.
Automotive names are gold for crossword writers since they’re usually not customary phrases in any respect, however reasonably names created for the product itself. AUDI wouldn’t be simple to clue with out the existence of the automobile firm, and all these vowels make certain it will get pushed round puzzle grids quite a bit. One letter off from AUDI is the German grocery chain ALDI, which, because it expands into US markets, can be increasing into US crosswords.
Again to automobiles: you’ll additionally see the Chevy AVEO parked in your puzzles, the traditional Pontiac IROC, many an REO Speedwagon (properly, the REO half at the very least), a Nissan SENTRA, plus the ALERO, ACURA, OPEL, VOLVO, and SAAB. You’ll additionally see TATA and TESLA, however these could be clued in non-car methods as properly.
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