November is National Novel-Writing Month and I decided a while back I would quit daily crossword-blogging and devote my non-existent free time to working on a book come November.
But now I've decided to retire a month early -- not really retire exactly. I'm not shutting the Green Genius down, but I won't be blogging about crossword puzzles five days a week for the foreseeable future. I'll be reading, walking in the park, watching the baseball play-offs, making an outline of the novel I hope to at least start writing in November -- and doing crossword puzzles, of course.
It's been fun and I appreciate everybody who ever stopped by, whether it was just once or on a regular basis. I'll still be blogging here about whatever I'm involved with, which will be crosswords among other things, and you'll always be welcome here. And I'll still be crossword- blogging at Madness. . . Crossword and Otherwise this weekend. Drop in and say hey.
Oh, and I do have one thing to say about today's Sun puzzle -- 21A: Big oafs (OXES) I can't tell you how wrong that looks and how it pained me to put it into the grid. I understand we're actually talking about boors and not beast of burden, so maybe OXEN would not be appropriate, but OXES? That can't be right.
Take care, y'all.