Puzzle 17 – “Left to My Own Devices”
A new themeless this week. Seed entry here was 1-Across (a longtime favorite of mine, and the source of the title); you might also detect a different musical mini-theme running through a couple entries. This puzzle includes what might be my single favorite clue I’ve ever written (at 12-Down) as well as some good trivia to liven up some short fill at 25-Down and 61-Down. Please enjoy, comments welcome, happy solving.