Athlete who started a clothing company in 1933 / FRI 4-12-13 / Millerite e.g. / W.W. II pistol / St. Petersburg's College
Friday, April 12, 2013
Constructor: Patrick Berry
Relative difficulty: medium-hard
Word of the Day: EBERT (19A: Late critic featured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) —
this is where the definition usually goes but i'm just going to do a sort of moment of silence type thing, cool?
• • •the usual amount of genius from patrick. low word count, few black squares (which is a shame, because i had a great "the blacker the berry..." joke all ready to go), exceptionally smooth fill, and, oh, these:
this was not a smooth solve for me. broke in in the NW corner with mr. EBERT and one of my favorite blues tunes of all time, "AIN'T nobody's business."
then i scrapped together bits and pieces in each corner (a WES here, a SPINER there) and eventually it all came together like a jigsaw. a couple of missteps - had MTV for CBS, and i'm not even gonna tell you what i tried before BOGEY.
- 31D: Be an angel? (BANKROLL) — angel investor. hardest, and best, clue in the puzzle.
- 8D: Willard Scott's successor on "Today" (AL ROKER) — not gonna bring it up not gonna bring it up not gonna bring it up AL ROKER POOPED HIS PANTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE dang it
- 26D: Bill who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 (COSBY) — he's also the only non-Obama that can eat for free at ben's chili bowl.
- 26A: Leave off (CEASE) — also, comedian Kyle:
- 1A: Entree meant to be eaten with the fingers, according to its creator (CAESAR SALAD) — wait, totally forgot about this one. WHAT? yep. also, this whole time i thought caesar salad was invented by julius caesar, or, like, the ape from "rise of the planet of the apes," and not just some guy named caesar. so disillusioning.
- 32A: Art of television (CARNEY) — VANDELAY wouldn't fit.
thanks for putting up with me. i love you and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.