My time: 4:33, so close to the record I can see it!
Lynn Lempel shows us how to DOWNSIZE. Four Down clues have answers that have sizes in them, smallest to largest as they run west: "Crazy to run into you here!" is SMALL WORLD. "Newspapers or magazines" is PRINT MEDIUM. "Contest for an areawide seat" is AT-LARGE RACE (as opposed to electoral district voting). And finally, "nonsense" is MUMBO-JUMBO.
I had a little bit of difficulty spelling REDDI-WIP. Ugh. Ugh on the product and ugh on the spelling.
The fill that probably cost me my Monday record is ET ALII, the masculine plural of "and others." I, of course, put *ET ALIA, the neuter plural that is much more commonly used.
Fun vague clue: "the P of PRNDL" refers to car gears. PARK!
Here's GLEN Campbell's song "Galveston." It was written by Jimmy Webb, like some other Campbell hits.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a plastic compound which is generally deemed unsafe in use for food packaging.
I didn't know OPELS ("Wir leben Autos") had a lightning bolt logo.
SAL ("Erie Canal mule of song) is such a habitual crossword denizen that it's old hat to me now.
Clever clue: "Gave a hand" is DEALT.
I zoomed through this! I wish I'd gone faster. ZAP!
Monday, January 29, 2018
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 ...