...did I mention that there won't be a puzzle this week? Sorry about that. With the trip last week and the tournament over the weekend I haven't had time to put anything together. We'll be back to our regular schedule next week.
Nice to meet up with many Cross Nerd solvers over the weekend. Had a nice lunch with Alex Jeffrey and Ken Crowell (jefe and oeuftete, as they're known here), got a much-needed lesson in cryptics from Alex, talked shop with Evan Birnholz, talked winter sports with Howard Barkin (who nabbed an impressive third place; go Howard!), and had some laughs with Erik Agard. Had many brief encounters with many others and met a ton of new people as well. Congrats to all of you, who are all much smarter than I am and placed much higher.
See you next week!