My time: 8:57.
Fun theme of adding Roman numberals to a word and forming a new, sometimes humorously related, word: "1001 causes of anxiety?" giving MI STRESSES; or "101 rear ends?" giving CI STERNS. Although I'm not sure "51 cats" provide LIFELINES.
Totally new to me: OMRI, a king of Israel and according to the Bible, the father of Ahab, the wicked king who married Jezebel.
Perry ELLIS was a designer of clothes, mostly men's casual and business.
ODE appears in puzzles three times a week, it seems like.
People at the NRC, or Nuclear regulatory Commission, may be a little tense right now what with at least two tinfoil-hat dictators boasting about their WMDs.
For "in on" I put *PARTY TO and only very late saw it must be the fussier PRIVY TO.
Galena and cerussite are types of LEAD ORES. Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural form of lead sulfide and is instrumental in making silver. Cerussite is also known as lead carbonate or white lead ore, and is the culprit in "lead" paint poisonings before we wised up about that.
Clever clues: "Pacers' engagements?" is DUELS.
My time: 6:43 . -- Benjamin Kramer serves us up an ace of a puzzle with this VOLLEYBALL-loving grid. The themed answers LIP SERVICE, th...
My time: 11:43 . -- Today we are treated to a themeless by Sam Ezersky. It's nothing jaw-dropping, but it's a solid Saturday. ...
My time: 17:47 , just one minute too slow for the record! -- Ross Trudeau collected a series of cryptids from divers geographical areas ...