July 31, 2005

Good morning

I did the Sunday NYT last night and the other weekend puzzles yesterday, leaving only two puzzles on my to-do list this morning. Raymond Hamel's CrosSynergy Sunday Challenge has some great 15s bundled together, but fell relatively quickly (4:15), as do most CS puzzles. I also did the Sunday LAT by Arlan and Linda Bushman, "The X-Files." I didn't time myself, but instead filled in entries only if they crossed another filled-in entry, moving around the grid smoothly (meaning it was an easy puzzle). Some of the theme entries made me laugh: "Well-guarded bagel topper?" BURGLARPROOFLOX! "Cereal taken off the menu?" CANCELEDCHEX! "Veto in Albany?" NEWYORKNIX!