Constructor: Elizabeth C. Gorski
Time: 18:28. This one went down smoothly, like a box of you know what. Thought it was FUDGE instead of CHOCOLATE for a while...ahead of my better tushnet by two minutes.
CrossWorld buzz: Pretty good. Nice theme, nice reveal, nice implicit theme w/ the pop...looking forward to listening to the ubiquitous Verve song that I don't remember...thx v. much Rex. Whole lotta fill w/ prosaic clues...feelin' like a CW robot fillin' in EDDA ARID RONI in the SE corner...some self-respect recovered w/ "Org. for some good drivers" LPGA.
CrossOver buzz: Very good. This is a highly accessible and pleasant puzz for the peeps...nice associations, nice pop, and straightforward clues that make the -ESE go down smoothly.