NYT 4:04 ... LAT 2:05 ... CS 2:04 ... ND 2:48 ... CHE 3:03 ... BEQ 4:48 ... WSJ 4:57 ... DB 4:00 ... MGWC 11:30 (with an error somewhere)
You can make fun of me for (sometimes!!) solving the Parker puzzles, but few of those are as awful as today's Newsday. Talk about a gimmick doing nothing for solver enjoyment. Meanwhile, the LAT puzzle doesn't seem to have gotten any more difficult, as promised -- but at least the clues are much more interesting than they were.