Constructor: Dan Schoenholz
Time: 30:23. Got incorrect signal at 28:04; problem was SIMPLE for "As easy as pie, say," ROPE for "Pull (in)," ONE OAR for "Like most Bluetooth headsets" and the incomprehensible OEIT for "Get __!" Enjoyable solver dumbness. Shared Rex's troubles w/ DISH and LEO.
CrossWorld buzz: Pretty good. Didn't Nietzsche say anything more interesting than this about art?! Guess it didn't fit. Four nice long downs linking up three thematic answers--ASTRINGENT, CARRY AWAY, ELM STREET, DARK HORSES. Lotsa little boxes--a good part of the solve felt like doing a buncha mini-puzzes rather than one big one.
CrossOver buzz: Good. Think that the theme w/ its heavy load of Big Names is a good one for drawing casual solvers in and then keeping them engaged. Believe they will be on the whole less prone to the snobbery/reverse snobbery about the theme that one sees in Rex's and MetaRex's reax.