My time: 5:22.
Andrea Carla Michaels and Mark Diehl take us back to the '60S, man, with this puzzle that has a hidden message. Four phrases are featured in the puzzle from top to bottom --- MAKE IT SNAPPY, LOVE POTION, NOT SO LUCKY, and WAR ON POVERTY. The capper clue instructs us to look at the first words of these, to reveal MAKE / LOVE / NOT / WAR, a slogan from the '60S.
That decade appears in the puzzle just like that, with numerals. The crossed answers are 6-IRON and 0-CARB.
"Seafood often served on a toothpick" is PRAWN (not shrimp).
I had no idea that EUNICE Kennedy Shriver founded what became the Special Olympics.
"Game of Thrones" actress LENA Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, appeared on November 30, 2017.
Clever clues: "It can get you into a lather" is SHAMPOO. "Bump on a log, literally" is NODE.
I liked today's theme. A fun puzzle for Monday. There was almost nothing new to me, but sadly the time wasn't great thanks to a few SLIP-UPS (for example, I put *STUMBLE for "walk drunkenly" but it's STAGGER, and I wanted "swashbuckler's weapon" to be the more exotic *SABER instead of just plain SWORD).
Monday, August 6, 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 ...