PROGRAM: [Across Lite]
Oh yeah, this one has been declared brutally tough by those in the know. Brutal, but fair. Dan Feyer, don't show off and say this took you 4:20. I want it to take you at least 4 and a half minutes. M'kay?
I've got a couple links for you. The latest (topical) Visual Thesaurus contest puzzle is up now. Go to it, and good luck. The other two come from my man "Miracle" Matt Gaffney. When he isn't writing amazing meta puzzles for his site (his latest one is especially nice) or sending me grainy Dutch documentaries about economics on YouTube (I'll spare you those), he writes amusing articles about crosswords for various publications. His latest on Slate is a doozy. You can read that one here.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. A much easier puzzle, I swear.