My time: 3:31, a new record by a full minute!
Alan Arbesfeld plays with phases of the MOON in this puzzle. There's NEW YEAR'S EVE, CRESCENT ROLL, QUARTERBACK, and FULL-TIME JOB. I like a simple "what do they have in common?" theme.
I've heard of the composer Thomas ARNE, of "Rule, Britannia" fame, but his isn't a name that springs readily to mind. Fun fact: he also wrote "A-Hunting We Will Go."
The Way We WERE is a 1973 movie starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.
On November 1, 2017, we were reminded a saxophone has a REED. Today we have a clarinet as the example.
I've heard of SID CAESAR, but I don't think I would have been able to connect him with "Your Show of Shows." He starred in it alongside Imogene Coca.
This wasn't the toughest puzzle ever ("pumpkin color"? ORANGE), but I enjoyed it and I'm proud of my speed.
Monday, February 5, 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 ...