72-word themeless puzzle today with two main seed entries. Usually I think it’s probably pretty easy to pick out which answers I start with, but these ones might not be as obvious. Care to guess which ones they are?
For those of you who purchased the set of Indie 500 Crossword Tournament puzzles (or the separate Meta World Prix), we’ll be e-mailing out the answers on Monday, June 15. Those who haven’t purchased either set of puzzles can still do so after June 15, of course, but there’s no guarantee that you won’t run across spoilers if other solvers happen to blog about them. Just so y’all know. If you want to read some non-spoilerish write-ups, check out these takes from Rex Parker, Amy Reynaldo, and Christine Quinones — and I’m happy to add more if you ask.
Speaking of crossword tournaments, for those of you in the Midwest, tomorrow is the annual Minnesota Crossword Tournament in St. Paul. I won’t be in attendance, but I got to test-solve one of the puzzles and it gets my seal of approval. So do as the Minnesotans do and go have a good time.
Enjoy today’s puzzle. There will be a new one on June 20.