Boston Whaler Boats In Crossword Puzzle

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Boston Whaler Boats In Crossword Puzzle

Postby jimh » Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:20 am

There have been several threads over the years about sightings of Boston Whaler boats in movies, but this morning I came across a first: a Boston Whaler boat was used as a clue in a crossword puzzle. The Wall Street Journal daily crossword for Friday, January 29, 2021 contained this clue:

34-Down: Wheel on a whaler (four-letters) [Note: no capital letter on "whaler."]

[Answer below]

The all-time greatest appearance of a Boston Whaler boat in a movie was the 1993 film STRIKING DISTANCE. A Boston Whaler GUARDIAN got more on-screen time than the female lead character played by a very young Sarah Jessica Parker. At one point there were dueling Boston Whaler GUARDIAN boats in a chase. The movie poster even included a Boston Whaler boat.

The movie was a box office flop and was poorly reviewed by movie critics, all showing, perhaps, that if you have a young Sarah Jessica Parker as the female lead you probably should have given her more on-screen time than a Boston Whaler boat.

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