I finished like 85% of it before I decided to look up the answers.
The worst for me was 3 across and 4 down, which made me realize that my answer for 7 across was wrong too.
11 down took me a moment too but I figured it out - even though it makes little sense. . .
[SPOILER="spoiler tags in case anyone really cares to try on their own"]
It's not like Bowser is going out hunting for Mario with a shotgun.
I originally thought 7 across was ball for fireball, since this crossword puzzle has a weird habit of cutting up words.Then I was thinking 9 down was L. M. for Luigi Mario? That led me on a search for if the Mario Mario and Luigi Mario thing was around before the movie. In the process, I stumbled upon an Inside Edition of early Bill O'Reilly doing a piece on Super Mario back in the day.
Mario BLOWS away the enemy? Like yeah it's an expression but in this scenario it's not really applicable. Mario kicks the enemy.
I was thinking "boots" or "bumps" but then 4 down didn't make sense.
I had to search "driven snow" to find out that to be purer than driven snow is an expression. I have never in my life heard of that expression before.
What exactly is a power booster
in the original game? I figured that out even though I wasn't sure what they were referring to. Just a power-up? Why not just say power-up? I joked around thinking it was "power rooster"
apparently that's a thing:
Vitamins for roosters.
I digress. Anyway.
It's a really awkward crossword puzzle. Like 3 across - oh, em, gee I wonder what that could be. Why cut it at "ba" in Goomba? Who does that? Why not just say "Little walking turds" or something as a clue? idk