Puzzle 50 – “Hey, Nineteen.” (A Grid Charlemagne)
Fair warning: this is an exceedingly silly puzzle.
Last year there was a brief trend in the indie puzzle world: the Grid Charlemagne, a crossword that includes some substantial Steely Dan-adjacent element. I do love the Dan, so I made this one a while back, playing with one Dan title in a way that I hope is as funny as it is dopey.
Feels easier to me than my usual themelesses… and the lack of a Muppet reference is counterbalanced by the Nashville reference. Favorite clue (other than the themers): obviously 12-Down.
Happy solving, yall. Comments welcome. Hope you enjoy.