[Pre-footnote--file under "Lese Majeste": My day is made!...I see my better tushnet had a better time than longgoodbye this morning...as of this moment I'm only eight slots though it must be admitted a number of minutes behind our true and rightful king to whom we owe so much as loren rightly reminds us in her usual charming way...all is well with the world!]
Constructors: Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
CrossWorld Buzz: Good for the generic puzzle nerd; superb if you know ED. Is there blue and red style in CWPs?!?!
CrossOver Buzz: Very good. Quite a bit more zing in this puzz than in a typical themeless w/ CAT's CRADLE (v. nice double-meaning here w/ the unclued Vonnegut novel), HAREM PANTS, DIRTY HARRY, and GANGSTA RAP giving v. nice bang in all four corners. A really good crossover puzz...I believe real people are more dependent on zingy answers than we gimmick-obsessed and tech-obsessed insiders are.
[post-thoughts--changed CrossOver buzz rating from vg to exc on the Rex bd--
now as of 1:15--changing my CrossWorld buzz rating from good to excellent...just looked again at the grid and it's v. pretty...hadn't quite appreciated that in the early am...]