This one took me 15 minutes, but that doesn't tell the whole story. I was done after only eight minutes, except for three clues in the upper-right corner: 9 Across, 11 Across, and 5 Down.
Last week I was laid low by a stomach bug, and am still feeling the effects of it at times. So, staring at those three clues, all I could feel was a terrible pressure in my forehead and didn't realize that I'd totally misparsed 9 Across. A full seven minutes later, with my head cleared, I realized my error, and finished the puzzle in a matter of seconds.
I confess that most of the answers went in barely having looked at the clues, so I'll be figuring out most of the wordplay as I write the blog.( Collapse )