My time: 6:43.
Benjamin Kramer serves us up an ace of a puzzle with this VOLLEYBALL-loving grid. The themed answers LIP SERVICE, the COLBERT BUMP, TELEVISION SET, and GOLDEN SPIKE all showcase volleyball terms in their final word. Also, perhaps coincidentally, the words A NET appear directly under SPIKE and over the word VOLLEYBALL.
I don't like the answer MEOWS for "sounds from a pet owner's lap." It seems much more realistic for the sounds to be *PURRS.
Alfred ADLER was one of my least favorite psychiatrists when I was taking pfreshman psychology. He was last seen on this blog on February 22, 2018.
Pulitzer prize-winning author James AGEE was showcased on November 13, 2017. He is known for writing the autobiographical novel A Death in the Family. Today he is clued as the screenwriter of The African Queen. Agee's career as a movie scriptwriter was curtailed by his alcoholism. Nevertheless, he wrote both that classic and The Night of the Hunter (1955).
HIGH-LOW is the answer today for a poker variant in which the worst and best hands split the pot. On November 18, 2018, this appeared as hi-lo.
Nothing truly new this time around, but there were some long answers and a couple of things I needed reminding of. Nothing particularly clever in the cluing, but a well-executed theme.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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 ...