Puzzle 59 – “If You Experience a Loss of Pressure”
Good news / bad news this week, as we return to our themeless norm.
Good news: this past weekend I came in 4th among online solvers at Boswords, which ran a fantastic hybrid tournament on Sunday pretty darn seamlessly (far as I could tell!). If you’ve ever wanted to give a crossword tournament a shot, I can’t speak highly enough of the themeless league they run every fall–like all of their events, it’s fun, challenging, and welcoming in equal measures.
Bad news: well, with the central entry here (38-Across), I’m trying to make lemons out of lemonade: an annoyingly common occurrence in my city (which I love fiercely) also happens to be a pretty solid 15-letter grid-spanner.
Other favorite clues here: 16-Across, 4-Down, and 21-Down.
As always, happy solving. Comments welcomed. Hope you enjoy!
[Edited 7/26/2022 11:37am to correct a cluing error.]