It’s the last weekend before I’m distracted by hulking men running around chasing footballs, so hopefully I get to make a better fist of things this week than I did last.
And hopefully DA pulls out a pearler.
Update: A very enjoyable crossie:
My southwest corner was left a little blank — BRANSON and BOND kept interfering with BEN BOYD, who I’d never heard of, and I still don’t get why ZOOMS = tears — but otherwise a lot of fun, especially ALPHA.
Also, did anyone else think to be fair = BAZAAR at the start of the clue a little big wrong? If it was <indirect clue> to be fair, I wouldn’t have had a problem with it, but to be fair <indirect clue> was a step too far in my book.