I particularly enjoy the ones with a theme. In these, a number of the longer clues have to do with a similar topic, or make up a famous quotation, or are exemplars of a bad, but admirably formulaic, play on words … something along those lines.
Today’s was such a puzzle, and the theme was so brilliant that I feel I have to mention it here:
(spoiler alert for those who haven’t done the puzzle yet …)
Songs Of Love.
Yep, all of the thematically-related answers were song titles that contained the word love. ZOMG HOW SWEET AND ROMANTIC! Now, as you may have noticed, I’ve written a few angsty and emo posts in my time, and I certainly can’t deny having gone over the top once or twice when the moon was full and I had left the door to the freezer that I keep my heart in wide open. On the other hand, I wrote that crap* on an obscure blog, not in a crossword that millions of people are going to see.
- She Loves You
- Love Stinks
- No More I Love Yous
- Bye Bye Love
- I’m Not In Love
I really, really want to know the story behind the crossword author and the object of his/her
I think the broken-hearted have a new patron saint.
* "crap" is a descriptor of my writings, not of the crossword puzzle.