My time: 3:30, a new record by one full second!
You can't say that Brian Thomas and Andrea Carla Michaels don't know jack. Based on this puzzle, they obviously do --- more than one Jack, even. And they greet them all, with a hearty, commandeering HIJACKS. Where are these Jacks? In the first word of four themed answers:
"Small bird of prey" is SPARROWHAWK, where a fictional pirate is found. We find an author of canine adventure stories in LONDON BRIDGE, an assassin in RUBY SLIPPERS, and a singing comedian in BLACK FRIDAY.
Well done, every man jack of us all!
A SURREY is a carriage that shares its name with an English county. I have always been a fan of the wide variety of carriage names there are: landau, phaeton, brougham, fiacre, jinker, stanhope, tilbury, etc. Aren't those great?
Anyway, I raced through this one, as if on the wheels of a hackney. Instances of ever-faster times are becoming RARER as I reach my maximum brain power limit, but this shows I am still ABLE to better myself when I RISE to the occasion.
Monday, December 17, 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: 17:47 , just one minute too slow for the record! -- Ross Trudeau collected a series of cryptids from divers geographical areas ...
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. ...