On the other hand, sometimes a themed puzzle is right up my alley, like this one by Erik Agard at Glutton for Pun!
Link to puzzle: http://www.thenation.com/article/178901/puzzle-no-3318
Degree of difficulty (by standards of this weekly puzzle): hard
Solution and annotation posted Monday. Join us this weekend for Sunday brunch, including a good new Pathfinder crossword.