Puzzle 122 – “Knee Deep in the Hoopla”
Okay, so let’s talk about 17-Across, the seed entry here (and source of the title of this themeless). I have a Grand Theory about that song: if it had been recorded by two British art school boys with Casios, people would love it, and it would be firmly enshrined as a beloved Eighties Song. But instead, because of who did record it, it has polarized people for nearly 40 years. Either way, though, when you notice that a great phrase or title is 15 letters long, suddenly it just *needs* to be in a crossword.
Anyhoo. Favorite clues here: 42-Down for the misdirect, 33-Down for the fun fact.
In other news, on occasion recently, my notifications about comments here have been getting booted to spam, so if I’m slow to respond, that’s likely why. My bad.
Speaking of comments, though, they’re always welcome here, as you know. Hope you enjoy this one. Happy solving, yall.