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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Constructor: Elizabeth A. Long
Relative difficulty: Medium
- EARL'S SUNGLASSES
- LADY JANE'S BLINDS
- ZANE'S LAMP COVERS
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This is what we in the business call "Tuesday being Tuesday." Actually, I made that up, but that *is* what's happening. This puzzle lost me fast. Had me looking at it sideways before I ever left the NW, and was dead to me almost immediately thereafter—and that was *before* I got to the icky, ridiculous theme. Here's where I parted ways for good with this thing (I actually stopped to take a picture—this never happens on early-week puzzles, but my reaction was so certain and dramatic, I thought, "Why not capture the moment!?"):
OFF. BLAH. RAGE. BLEEP.
At a bare minimum, that central answer should've been JENNIFER'S BLINDS. You already have a titled person in one of your themers. Mix. It. Up.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld