April 22, 2014 by manvspuzzle
Theme: TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK. Clock crap.
- TICKED OFF
- TICKET BOOTH
Something Good: Sorry, too busy to come up with anything other than BUTTOCK. Listen, if you’re going to put a single BUTTOCK in your puzzle — *and* it’s going to be a theme answer — you’d better give it a good clue. “Half moon?” does its job very nicely.
Ok, whatever. This puzzle is fair enough. Not a mind-blower, and not super-tight, but I get a TICK-TOCK motif and some sense of swinging, a la a pendulum. A revealer could have been helpful in tightening things up, but it’s probably just fine. The average solver should be able to get through this and move on with his/her life without much of a fuss.
Sorry for the lateness and shortness — the planets of my life are crashing in on each other this week, in some ways I can share openly (closing on a house this week, for example) and other ways that are just too personal for the blogosphere.