PROGRAM: [Across Lite]
While we still have the newspapers open, a couple people had asked me what I was referring to as the Holy Grail of crosswords in Alex Beam's Boston Globe article. Simply put, the Holy Grail is one grid pattern, one set of clues, two wholly unique answers. Like the cup of mythology, this puzzling feat simply doesn't exist. The closest we've come is this puzzle, still the ne plus ultra of the so-called schizophrenic puzzles (schizo in the sense that the answers can't decide which way to go). While others have tried to make puzzles like this (me, for instance), to me, they always feel like a joke that we've heard a few too many times. Still, this gimmick beats circles in a grid any day of the week.
Okay. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.