Monday, March 23, 2015

Worth the Wait (Puzzle No. 3,358)

The 150th Anniversary number of The Nation is finally out, and Hot and Trazom found a unique way to mark the event.  They paid tribute to their predecessor, Frank Lewis, by including ten of his best clues in the puzzle.  Too bad they didn’t leave it as a second puzzle to the solver to figure out which clues were Lewis’s and which were Hozom’s.

Degree of difficulty (by standards of this weekly puzzle): hard—Frank Lewis was more liberal in his application of cryptic cluing standards.

Agility quotient: high (see above)

Hozom’s comment: “Envoi,” in which Hot and Trazom wrap up their work at Word Salad and hand the baton off to your humble servant. 

Cluing challenge (at Word Salad): ADIOS

Back with the solution Thursday. 

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