My time: 5:27.
Alex Eylar carefully cultivated this puzzle, which plays on the phrase THE PLOT THICKENS. Four themed answers riff on plot as in a garden plot: DIRT CHEAP, GRASS ROOTS, BUSH LEAGUE, and JUNGLE GYM ("bars that kids go to?"). Note how they get progressively thicker vegetation in order.
I thought "Texas city seen in many westerns" would be *EL PESO, but it's LAREDO.
"Sacred peak in Greek myth" is MT. IDA, which was last spotted on April 26.
Clever clue: "Pop a fly?" is SWAT.
Say, why did this take so long? I knew everything. I should have done it in a JIF.
Monday, December 10, 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 ...