NYT 1:59 ... LAT 1:38 ... CS 2:06 ... ND 1:28 ... JON 2:28
BEQ's offering today is his Lollapuzzoola construction, which I finished right around 6 minutes (iirc). Lolla puzzle PDFs and full standings are now up, with Howard again demonstrating that he's a step faster than the pack when not forced to use a dry-erase marker... :)
Hey, new comments while I was writing this! My favorite gimmick was #1 (Todd McClary), closely followed by #5 (Doug Peterson, one-upping my contribution from last year). But they were all great - Brian continues to impress as a constructor, Peter Gordon had some knotty sections that gave me more trouble (relative to the field) than anything else, BEQ always rocks, and Nothnagel's final themeless was outstanding.
I like BEQ's proposal to revisit the Guinness world record, still claimed by Stan Newman at 2:14 for a Monday NYT. I actually mentioned the idea to Brendan on Saturday, inspired by seeing Stan in competition for the first time in 20+ years. Wouldn't that be a good ACPT Saturday night activity? At least eight of us could top that record...