The vacation's been going well, thanks for asking. Been doing loads of biking and swimming. Bout two-thirds of the way through Gore Vidal's "Burr." Haven't thought about making puzzles too much, though I have jotted down a few ideas to pursue later.
What's been most troubling is that I haven't done much of anything in the way of solving. Just the odd New York Times puzzle if we see a discarded copy lying around. I fear that this slip in my training for Lollapuzzoola will open up the door for my arch nemesis Jared Hersh to humiliate me at the contest. I'm heading down for NYC tomorrow, and I guess I'd better bring some puzzles for last minute
carbo loading exercise.
Like how I set myself up with built-in excuses should I fuck up this weekend?
Any way, just throwing it out there: any and all faithful visitors of the site who will be at Lollapuzzoola, please come on up and say hey. Full report on the contest/my battle to the death against Jared Hersh/pictures/innuendos/etc. will be here on Monday. With a new crossword. In the meantime, share the puzzle.