Grassy surface / FRI 1-1-16 / 2009 million-selling Justin Bieber release / First bishop of Paris / Prominent feature of dubstep music / Goddess who caused Trojan women to riot in "Aeneid"
Friday, January 1, 2016
Constructor: David Steinberg
Relative difficulty: Easy
- ELOI (7D: "The Time Machine People")
- ENIAC (28D: Historic computer)
- OTOE (48D: Winnebago relative)
- Justin Bieber's "MY WORLD"
- LCD Soundsystem
My World is the debut extended play (EP) by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released on 17 November 2009, by Island Records. The album is considered the first half of a two-piece project, later being supplemented by his debut studio album My World 2.0 (2010). After signing a recording contract in light of his growing popularity on YouTube, Bieber worked with collaborators including his mentor Usher, in addition to producers Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, and Midi Mafia. Its music incorporates pop and R&B styles, and lyrically discusses teen romance and coming of age situations. (wikipedia)
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NORA) just as said gumshoe was lighting up my TV screen. And here I thought ASTA got all the crossword action. Unexpected! This movie takes place on New Year's Eve. Seems like people partied way harder in 1936. Nick just finished accidentally making out with a lovely woman *not* named NORA. I guess it was dark. See, trying to blog and watch at the same time means I keep missing things. Ugh. OK, just blogging now—this grid looks great, but somehow was not that exciting to solve. Maybe the cluing was just too straightforward. After yesterday's lively, current, playful cluing, today's seems quite plain. But this is a matter of taste. The grid really is nicely done, if far far too easy to move through. I thought that big, open center was going to cause trouble, but that turned out being the easiest part of all.
[Happy New Year]
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
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