Our New York Times variety puzzle is a diagramless by Fred Piscop lightly drawing on a theme. Solution (it's fabulous traffic bait!) is below the fold. Deb Amlen offers commentary at the Times crossword blog: Wordplay.
The Wall Street Journal has a Rows Garden by Patrick Berry. I found it wasn't quite as hard as some of his previous editions.
And the comfort food for us cryptic solvers is the weekly Hex cryptic at the National Post, served this week at the drive-thru window. Falcon's got it over at his blog.
And by the way, Cliff Johnson, developer of The Fool and His Money (see "At the Carnival") for more information has pushed back the release date yet again. The program is scheduled to be published October 26. Remember that even while we're still waiting for the full program, Cliff posts new cryptograms daily using his excellent Flash interface.
New York Times diagramless solution is below the fold.