August 08, 2005

Easy Monday

Two by Harvey Estes (NYT and CrosSynergy), one Alan Olschwang (NYS), and one Jack McInturff (LAT) this morning. Harvey's one of my favorite constructors, but I like his wide-open themeless puzzles more than the early-week outings. Heck, I like just about any knotty themeless better than easier themed puzzles. The NYS puzzle features four homophone pairs, with each pair of words crossing each other in symmetrical spots of the grid—if you're not homophonophobic, check it out.

NYS 3:22
CS 3:04
LAT 3:01
NYT 2:59