August 16, 2005

Tuesday, and not much to say

I'm a little bit of a sucker for the pun themes like the one in Randall Hartman's NYT: NEANDERTHAL MANN! I know, puns are not the height of wit. So sue me.

I'm also a sucker for anagram themes, but in Lynn Lempel's NYS, only the first five letters of each theme entry were anagrammed. I like the longer anagrams, plus those anagram pairs— GRAVELY ILL VALLEY GIRL and OPPRESSING POP SINGERS—from Frank Longo's wicked Sunday NYT on May 29.

How about you—do you prefer puns or anagrams? (Or do you insist on both? Or neither?) And am I the only one who wants to know when Trip Payne's next Wacky Weekend Warrior puzzle will appear?

CS 3:35
NYS 3:26
NYT 3:11
LAT 3:03