As promised Monday, here's a lovely two-for-one word puzzle extravaganza from this year's M.I.T. Mystery Hunt by Craig Kasper. Definitely, not an "Easium." Still, very satisfying, even if there's a reference to my musical nemesis in the K clue of the acrostic. I think I was slowed down by that clue because (a) I threw up upon reading it and (b) I gave myself a partial lobotomy to remove said song from my head. Good times. Anyway, enjoy that puzzle, it's a winner.
Since I have to share this with somebody, I'll leave you with this:
One the many reasons I love my job: That moment where I am filled with amused satisfaction that an entry as eye-poppingly cool as Beat writer/"Creem" contributor/all-around bad ass NICK TOSCHES (the full name, thank you very much) not only fits into a grid, but also makes everything in that corner measurably better as a result. Wow.
One the many reasons I don't like my job: Reminding myself that the NICK TOSCHES puzzle was a custom puzzle for someone's 75th birthday party and therefore completely inappropriate.
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.