I kinda had to do this puzzle, didn't I? Yeah, I thought so.
There's been a mini-viral post making this week from Buzzfeed: 21 Signs You’re Addicted To Crossword Puzzles. Yeah, it overemphasizes the New York Times a little too much, if you ask me (Will's name appears seven times in the list). However, astute observers will note that yours truly appears twice in the list: numbers 4 and 18. The only other person who appears more than once is Jon Stewart, and last time I checked he's never written a puzzle yet. Looks like my plans for takeover of the puzzleworld is slowly taking hold. Muhahahahaha!
Lastly, for fans of cryptic crosswords, specifically of the variety kinds (all seven of you), my man Roger Wolff needs your help with this latest Kickstarter project. Roger plans to launch a series of books filled with variety cryptics and a couple big names have signed on: Henry Hook, David Ellis Dickerson, and Joshua Kosman just to name three. Yes, I even plan on submitting one or two when the time is right. The project is almost funded but he needs just a little bit more to make it a reality. Can you please give?
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.