Was it me (I know, I know), or was this a bitch? Not only were there some arcane entries (actually I knew HACKWILSON right off, Iâ€™m proud to note, but I didnâ€™t know PEAU, DRALI, TATAMI, or WITCHELM); but there was also some vague cluing. For example, RUSTEATEN from â€œLike many a jalopyâ€ doesnâ€™t immediately come to mind --- if your mind is as slow as mine. â€œWheels in a caveâ€ for BATMOBILE also took me awhile to get, and the two answers abut! â€œBulb outputâ€ for IRIS wasnâ€™t easy.
Some like it hard --- no puns, nothing cute, not even a theme, and I guess I'm one of them --- but much tougher would probably stump me.
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun