November 13, 2005


I am in favor of Marjorie Berg's positively themed Monday NYT. It did take me a minute to figure out the theme, which was a little oblique since the theme words are all used differently in the context of the theme entries. I suppose it would have been awkward to clue BEHINDTHEWHEEL in a way that indicated affirmative support of said WHEEL, and it is a Monday puzzle, after all. It's nice to see 8- and 9-letter fill worked into the grid, isn't it?

NYS tba
CS 4:09
NYT 3:06
LAT 2:41