Ugh…tough weekend for me. I discovered one incorrect letter in a bloom halfway through cluing this week’s puzzle. That one letter eventually led to parts of five Rows and ten Blooms needing to be changed, including the seed entry of the puzzle. That’s OK, because yesterday I saw that I was scooped by the veritable Brendan Emmett Quigley (I won’t say which entry, but you can probably make a reasonable guess) on that said entry. Hours later, I gave up. Even the final version includes a yucky partial, so I apologize for the somewhat lowered standard I used in this one. I like a lot of the Rows, however, so it still should be fun. Still, this was by far the biggest edit I’ve had to make, and the most time-consuming.
It’s currently -12 degrees (-24 windchill) here. You want to know the funny part? This weekend I’m taking a vacation…to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where it’s even colder! And I can’t wait for it. My beloved St. Cloud State Husky hockey team is playing its in-conference rival, the North Dakota used-to-be-until-the-state-legislature-shut-it-down-Fighting-Sioux. It’s a huge series, with first place in the WCHA on the line, so it should be a very entertaining weekend of hockey.