Jim Horne and I’ve to repair up puzzle entries or a grid show a number of occasions per week, and generally we’ve to circle round a difficulty to triangulate the issue. Jim’s normally the star whereas I’m the sq., however he is the one this week who could not work out why a SUPERSTAR was a [Major concern for a meteorologist].
Finally, an opportunity to take coronary heart in my skills! Well, Jim, when a star explodes right into a nova, some illuminati time period it a “famous person.” You may need discovered this if you happen to watched such cutting-edge documentaries as “Nova,” “Into the Universe,” and “Babylon 5.”
So a lot for my WHIZ BANG Big Bang idea.
We’ve highlighted the revealer under, in case solvers are nonetheless as befuddled as Jim by my clarification. BENT OUT / OF SHAPE = 5 theme entries “bend” upward from a form. Thus, INNER CITY “bends” out of INNER CIRCLE.
Hopefully, you do not go spherical and spherical on that.
Great option to go as much as 142 phrases, Adam making his life a complete lot simpler. Smart deployment of black squares, too, mirroring the upward movement of his themers, creating much-needed separation between themers. I will not smear SMEARER any greater than Adam already has, however what a powerful end result; smoother than the common Sunday.
The left-hand facet has far fewer constraints than the correct. I wasn’t wowed by ACE KING or OAT BRAN, however NO U TURN and WIND UP TOY are wonderful.
Since the primary phrase of every themer pair is repeated, there’s not a lot a-ha to the remedy. It’s a troublesome setting up name — this concept might be too arduous to execute in a 15×15, however is it compelling sufficient to carry solvers’ consideration via a 21×21?
Still, Adam did effectively so as to add in lots of bonuses all through, and the clear grid helped make for clean fixing.