Happy Mother's Day to all! One thing we might think of today is how our mothers prepared us to solve crosswords--I know mine gave me a love for words and a naive curiosity about the world around me--what about you, Gentle Solvers?
I plan to head down to visit with my mother in a few hours, and Barry did such a great job on the NYT and Reagle, my comments will be brief this morning.
"Upping the Odds," The Washington Post
Pancho Harrison and Nancy Salomon team up for today's WaPo. Though Nancy's is one of the most recognizable names in cruciverbia, Pancho's was new to me.
Nancy provides some great fill, too. STREET CRED has got to be one of my favs of the year. There's also REEL TO REEL, IN A TRANCE, and HOV LANE. Fav clue: [Gets hard], which to pass the Sunday breakfast test (even more stringent on Mother's Day!), was SETS.
"Shell Game," The Boston Globe
Hex (Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) "serve up" an egg-based theme in today's Boston Globe.