Very fun, interesting weekend for me. I hosted a film festival on Thursday, which was a part of a weekend-long Sinclair Lewis celebration here in St. Cloud. The Nobel Prize-winning author was born and raised in Sauk Centre, about 45 minutes northwest of here, and with the University right here in town, it’s sort of the center of the Lewis world, academically-speaking. Every so often there are Lewis-related events happening, and I got a chance to showcase a rare intersection of interests I have: Sinclair Lewis and classic films. I read a good chunk of Lewis’ works during my college days and fancied myself an amateur Lewis scholar back then, and it finally paid off! Fun time, and it was held in the classic Paramount Theater in downtown St. Cloud, an old movie palace from the ’20s since restored to sublime beauty. Add the fact that I got to meet some interesting folks and the Twins won two out of three — can’t get much better than that!
Enjoy this week’s puzzle, and stop back next week for some more puzzling fun. There will be a short write-up of this puzzle, too — there was an interesting story of construction here, but I won’t divulge details lest I spoil the fun.