Two puzzles today? Why the hell not. How about a WSJ puzzle by yours truly? Boom.
Onto the next thing. My good pal Brian Cimmet bugged me to plug his crossword event. Sure thing, Brian. It's only the crossword event of the summer. And, the only crossword tournament in New York F'n City: Lollapuzzoola. I've been going to it on and off for a couple years now, the photo above was taken last year. (That's Oliver Roeder from 538 on the left, and Joon Pahk in the middle, Kevin Der's in the background lurking). Anyway, it's a fun time in a relaxed atmosphere. If you can't make it, there's always the play at home division. And why not? These are debatably some of the best puzzles of the year. So go ahead, click on that link, please. I'll wait. Look at that stud muffin working hard on the big boards! That's right, it's this guy, right here. With a picture like that on your landing page, I think it's now safe to say that hundreds of people will descend onto NYC on August 13 for this event. Brian, you're gonna need a bigger room. Anyway, I'm registered, are you?
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.