Today's time: 5:08, just over the wire!
Max Lauring and Benjamin Lauring bring us an easy Monday with a theme featuring clued phrases which are PART ANIMAL, such as RAT TAIL, SNAKE EYES, BEE'S KNEES, PIGGY BACK, and so on. A pretty basic theme, but the phrases are fresh and not the same old crossword fill, which is refreshing. I would have gotten a faster time but for a few typos that I had to search for to fix, which is a necessary feature of the online app. It has its pros and cons, as I've discussed before.
I don't think of a COTTAGE as a "summer vacation lodging."
I very recently learned the word PLAT, as in an official map of owned property, though I've been a homeowner for several years now.
Another thing that slowed me down was putting *ANNOYED for "made irate" when it's ANGERED.
STP comes up a lot in crosswords as "fuel additive brand." Did you know its name is an acronym of Scientifically Treated Petroleum? I didn't.
NATURE is "full of genius, full of the divinity?" Is it?
Well, that's it for me. Off EGGO.
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