For a birthday present this year, Liz took me to see you-know-how perform 18-Across in its entirety. (No spoilers, so don't sweat it.) Still, that's a pretty wild piece of trivia I used in the clue. I wish I could lay claim to something like that, but that would require putting out a classic album. Eventually, I hope. The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is putting out one this year, could that be the one?
Good news everybody, unlike Messi who decided to retire from international competition, I, instead, have signed a multi-year contract to continue making puzzles on the international scene. Contract you say? Yes, it's one of those Faustian bargains with the Devil. So take pleasure in knowing that after I'm done torturing you with puzzles for the rest of my life, I'll be sentenced to eternal damnation and suffering. That's a win-win, I think. Best part of it? The contract demands this site remains free. So, if you've been enjoying things around here, great. However, if you do like my stuff, a tip would be appreciated. For just a suggested $10 tip, I'll hook you up with two bonus 21x puzzles as a thank you, and one randomly donor will get a copy of "Drunk Crosswords." Thanks to all.
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