Hard to believe, but I got a couple emails from some folks who felt I've been going easy on some of my Hard puzzles. So, I unleashed the hounds on this one. And just to make sure I was in an especially cranky/world-hating mood, I made this baby right after fighting all of humanity whilst Christmas shopping. Shopping brings out the worst in BEQ. I'm the kind of guy who likes to think about buying ... anything for like months. Then when the decision is made to buy whatever it was I was thinking about buying (roll of scotch tape, new computer, whatever), I go immediately to said store that sells Object X, walk immediately to that section of the store, pick it up, and then leave. So while I truly do like getting meaningful gifts for people for the holidaze, I could do without all the lunacy that surrounds it.
Just going to throw it out there. Fave clue of this puzzle: 33-Down.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.