Tom Toce’s latest puzzle in Contingencies isn’t a cryptic, it’s his second annual Academy Awards sonnet: this one containing the anagrammed titles of 14 Best Picture nominees.
The Wall Street Journal weekend puzzle isn’t a cryptic: it’s an acrostic by Mike Shenk.
The New York Times variety puzzle isn’t a cryptic: it’s an acrostic by Hex. (Puzzle behind the paywall, comments and spoilers at Wordplay). Meanwhile, I can see that Deb is not a fencer: she illustrated a post on a puzzle themed “double-edged” with a couple of kids fencing épée, and you don’t get credit for using the edge in that weapon, you have to hit with the point. Spearing, not slashing.
There are cryptics at the usual weekly Canadian sources: the National Post (Hex: blogged by Falcon, easy top and bottom 15s make this an easy solve) and the Globe and Mail (Fraser Simpson, I almost finished it).