Last week’s was a debacle for me: I positively shudder at anything to do with Harry Potter (and Lord (Bored?) of the Rings for that matter).
It’s not often themed crosswords appear in consecutive weeks, so this week’s should be good, wholesome fun (although I bet there’s a reference to Lord of the Rings that has me wanting to throw away the crossword in disgust).
No spoilers on this particular thread until Monday, the idea being anyone can come along here and have a chat without fear of ruining a good crossword-solving escapade over the weekend.
Update: Very tough, very good:
Definitely one of the hardest DAs in a while — and also a couple of absolute pearlers (along with a couple of lowlights).
On the clue I consider platinum, I spent a long time thinking SNOOPER was the answer somehow before the real answer dawned on me. A ridiculously good clue.