Constructor: Joel Fagliano
Time: 6:57. Got incorrect at 6:18...not just the usual typo...had HEIDOO for HOODOO cuz I'd originally thought it was HEX...then killed the X for an I in AGRI...oh well...not too much AGGRO. Smoked by sanfranman59...for some reason tushnet was a bit slower than MR on this one. Over 2x the alcohol-aided Rex. Mebbe I should go back to drinkin'...
CrossWorld buzz: Good. Hand up w/ Milford and others for thinkin' this was all about U...saw E FOR EFFORT and OH HOLY NIGHT as nice letter bonuses. Still like U-centrism as a nice alternative theme and as an inner-inner-party shout out to the U-love championed by M&U in RexLand.
CrossOver buzz: Good. Smooth stuff for the peeps...the worrying over what the theme really is or isn't that gets us CWers properly uptight ain't a big deal for more casual solvers. Good grid...38B w/ two cheaters but only 74 words...the interlocking long answers are cool...the short fill has some pop...OH OK, CAMO, and APP are good of kind...the long fill is better than average...YUMMY ELLIOT HOODOO and SHREK are a nice set of parallel downs. And don't be hatin' on BAHAIS...they are a perfectly real group, and despite their AI ending adding an S to describe a bunch of 'em is just as called for it is for MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS, and JEWS.