Constructor: Patrick Berry
Time: 10:47. Got incorrect at 10:03; ECKERT-SAT was the prob. A number of the names fell right away for me--AL ROKER, JOR-EL, MANOLETE...a smooth solve by MRian standards....briefly wanted EL DORADO for CORONADO, but didn't go down as many byways as usual. Surpassed my pace car tushnet by a couple minutes.
CrossWorld buzz: Good. 66W, 25B, a nice grid...oh yes. The ladder pattern to me is less pretty than a looser, in/out pattern. Bit of an implicit theme w/ names associated w/ Latin countries in all four corners--CAESAR SALAD, CORONADO, MANOLETE, RENE LACOSTE. Not a lot to say on this one...pay the man.
CrossOver buzz: Good. The open field is pretty for the peeps, too.