My time: 10:02.
David J. Kahn offers a fun western-themed puzzle, with DOC HOLLIDAY, IKE CLANTON, and GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL ("renowned 1881 event that lasted about 30 seconds" --- no, the answer isn't 'your mom's conception') all making appearances.
Then, the ringed squares in the middle offer WELL, FAIR, JAKE, and FINE --- a veritable CORRAL of ways to say O.K. Pretty clever!
In other news...
"Banks of Chicago" is ERNIE, as in Ernie Banks, a.k.a "Mr Sunshine," shortstop of the Chicago Cubs 1953-1971, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
San REMO a.k.a Sanremo is a coastal city in Liguria, Italy, known for its cycling race.
[Arthur] ASHE Stadium, in Queens, is the largest tennis-specific stadium in the world. Initially I put *SHEA, which I guess was an intentional trap, as Shea was also in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in Queens, until it was destroyed. Which is why David J. Kahn left off the Arthur in the clue.
TINO Martinez was a first baseman for several teams and as far as I can tell peaked in college.
LARA Logan is a well-regarded journalist of whom I have never heard. It's worth noting that a large group of Egyptian Muslims will act and think at about the level of a group of enraged apes.
"Wall St. trader" is ARB, which I got from crossfill. It is short for arbitrageur.
Clever clues: "Club for swingers" is BAT. Ha! Swingers.
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 ...