NYT 1:58 ... LAT 1:50 ... CS 2:01 ... ND 1:37 ... BT (p) 3:05 ... TO (p) 3:16
Time to play Tyler's favorite game: Fun with Timothy Parker! Universal Crossword, 9/1/09... nice clean grid by Billie Truitt; theme phrases beginning with CARD, CAKE, PRESENT, and BIRTHDAY. And then STRIP has the clue [Don one's birthday suit]. But here's what makes it a jaw-dropping duplication: BIRTHDAY SUIT is the final theme answer, and "birthday suit" appears in the very next clue!