Now on to Puzzle No. 3,334
Link to puzzle: http://www.thenation.com/article/179586/puzzle-no-3324
Degree of difficulty (by standards of this weekly puzzle): easy. Got 1a and 1d right off the bat, which provided a whole lot of first letters, and it was off to the races.
Hozom’s comment: “Take Five,” in which Hot and Trazom inform us there is a Facebook group devoted to supervocalics and we are introduced to Eric Chaikin, producer of the film Word Wars and author of a scholarly review of the topic (Chaikin might be a good subject for a future Word Salad interview). If you don't know what supervocalics are, go over to Word Salad and find out. Or perhaps subscribe to Word Ways.
Weekly cluing challenge over at Word Salad: HOUSEMAID
Back with the solution and annotation Monday: in the meantime, join us this weekend for Sunday Brunch: a roundup of links to new cryptic and variety puzzles you might enjoy.