by Ross Trudeau
First and foremost, a big thank you to test solver and friend of the blog David Harris. He went so above-and-beyond this week that I might as well list him as a co-writer. (And, in fact, he *did* write the gem at 54D – what a mensch!)
Also, crossword tournament director extraordinaire (and another confirmed mensch) John Lieb recently announced dates and constructors for the Boswords Fall Themeless League. A veritable murderer’s row!
I’m going to leave off constructor notes for today’s puzzle (as I did last week) for similar reasons. I’m still working on a *project* that I’ve yet to announce. All will be made clear soon…
Happy solving, friends!