Manage episode 303884462 series 2927391
Mondays are traditionally the easiest crossword puzzles of the week, designed to gently welcome novice solvers to the fold, and this one definitely succeeds. It has some intriguing clues -- 1D, Handy way of communicating, in brief?, ASL; 56A, 1967 hit by the Tremeloes suggested by the starts of 17-, 27- and 46-Across, HERECOMESMYBABY; and a nod to one of Mike's favorite books, 7D, "_____ and Crake" (Margaret Atwood novel), ORYX. But it also has some old chestnuts, such as 41A, Airport guesses, for short, ETAS 25A, "Othello" villain*, IAGO, and 40A, Brian who was once with Roxy Music, ENO. And of course ... [pregnant pause] ... it had a theme, involving delivery. For more deets, download today's episode!
*but a hero to crossword constructors