Manage episode 298349879 series 2927391
A tough Sunday, with a spectacular, dare we say stellar theme, but some really tricky naticks -- 35A, Japanese beer brand, KIRIN, versus 31D, Sharing maternal lines, ENATIC (yikes!), and 109A, Wine that may be Spumante or frizzante, PROSECCO, versus 94D, Clear, as crystal, BUS (double yikes!). The grid was a technical tour de force, with IX-based rebuses representing stars: if you connected those stars, you got the Big and Little Dipper! That must've taken forever to create, we doff our hats (metaphorically) to the constructor, well done!
We're off for a week, but we'll be back next Sunday, so in the meantime ... keep doing those crosswords!