Author: Gary Cee
Time Allotment: 15 minutes
Time Left: 9 minutes (+175)
Errors: 0 (+150)
Correct Words: 78/78 (+780)
Final Score: 1105
Wow ... how the time has flown. Four months without a post! But you know what they say, #NewYearNewMe and I vowed that I would be better about posting this year. In all honesty, once I got a day behind I felt guilty, so then it became two days, then three, and then I felt too embarrassed to start back up again. But hey, this is just for me, right? It's not like I ACTUALLY have a dedicated reader-base (not that I want one ... or do I?), so trying to be more cognizant of doing this for the right reasons.
Now that that's out of the way, THE PUZZLE. This felt Tuesday appropriate in terms of cluing - nothing too tricky or obtuse, however I was surprised there wasn't anything New Years themed. Speaking of theme, PASSABLE really only helped me out with TORCHSONG, as I wasn't familiar with that phrase, however would've been a great opportunity to throw in some Bustah theme answers of COURVOISIER.
The puzzle moved fairly quickly, starting in the NE corner I didn't have any issues until GEKKO. I still need to master how I move through the puzzle as I wasted a lot of time with small, short answers instead of longer ones. TORCHSONG gave me some aforementioned pause as did SAREE (wanted 'SARIS' at first). Was nice to see some HOBBITses make an appearance as opposed to ENTs/ORCs.
That's it for today! I'll be back tomorrow (and this time I mean it)