Happy 2015, everyone. I’m starting off the new year with an easy one, something I cooked up in only a matter of hours — in fact, I believe it’s my fastest starting-from-scratch-to-completed-puzzle yet. Somewhere in the six-hour range, I think.
SORT-OF-A-SPOILER ALERT: the puzzle isn’t really about Arnold Schwarzenegger or Mr. Freeze, per se. I just wanted a funny picture, as well as a reminder that “Batman and Robin” is still one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. They had Mr. Freeze conduct a frozen ice symphony in one scene, for fuck’s sake. This puzzle is fairly straightforward but it’s better than “Batman and Robin.” That I can promise you.
In other news, here’s yet another reminder to new constructors about submissions to the Indie 500 Crossword Puzzle Tournament! The deadline for sending in your entry to be the sixth puzzle for the tourney is fast approaching on January 15. So get your submission in soon!
Enjoy the puzzle. There will be a new on January 10.