PROGRAM: [Across Lite]
That gig ran about a year from mid '07 through mid '08, and for me it's interesting to see how much I've changed since then. This one ran in the fall of '07, and by my rough estimations, I believe I've written somewhere along the lines of 130,000 puzzles since then. And if it wasn't that high, it only feels like 130,000. Still, the "voice" was there. Clues skewed toward Gen-X and younger. A lowerish word count considering the amount of theme and ease in placing them. I count two fugly partials, not so sure I'd let them slide nowadays. But on the whole, the thing that is most impressive was how, shall I say, visionary I was, considering the theme's subject would come back and play a major role in my life later. (Still confused? I'm talking about this.)
If you'd like to continue comparing "vintage BEQ" versus "au courant BEQ," consider that my last New York Times puzzle, was written around the same time as "Finger Exercise."
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.