November 26, 2006

Monday, 11/27

NYT 3:07
NYS tba
LAT tba
CS tba

Hmm, I think this might be another NYT constructor's debut, this crossword by Marlon R. Howell—if so, that's three in a week. This is the way quote/quip puzzles ought to work—a fairly short quote (here, two 15's and a 7 in the middle) that minimizes the numbers of squares that the quote occupies. I wasn't familiar with the quote by Bertrand Russell, but I like it: THE TIME YOU ENJOY/WASTING/IS NOT WASTED TIME. Yes, indeed! Some fresh-feeling fill, too—YOKEL, UPLOADS, FREUDIAN, NINJA.