Another week, another DA, another piece of delectable artistry.
(No spoilers on this thread until Monday)
Update: Jonathan kindly brings us what RC and I considered one of the easier ones:
We powered through this one faster than we remembered. A few are saying on here that STEAL was ambiguous (I would say it isn’t — a homophone is never the direct clue and, therefore, never the answer to write into the grid), but I busted on RESENTFUL thinking it was RESENTING (RESTING is a serene setting and better matches hating grammatically) before RC steered me in the right direction.
No one seems to have mentioned do = cause in DOG PADDLE, a synonym which RC and I didn’t think was fair.
Nevertheless, a quality crossword if not particularly memorable.