Constructor: Paula *G*amache
Time: 34:21 (Google-aided)
CrossWorld buzz: Excellent. The implicit G theme is really nice--DA GAMA, LADY GAGA, BAGGAGE, DOG EAT DOG, BLOGGER, BEER GOGGLES, etc. Good tricky cluing. Nice mod vibe w/ a number of the implicit theme answers. The grid is pretty; there's hardly any three-letter fill; ECH. has a nicer clue than it did the last time it appeared. A wow. Another puzz that recognizes the constructor, given all the Gs and Paula G--thx to acm for pointing that out to MR and the rest of us who wouldn't have noticed that connection! For us dopes, it's just subliminal buzz--but that counts, too :)
CrossOver buzz: Good. Yep, mod answers like BEER GOGGLES appeal to real people, too, but the G richness, tech prettiness, and clever cluing of this puzz that make it really really nice for puzzle people are less compelling properties for real folks.