6:08 (on paper)
Well, it's a new year, so it's time to try something new. Yes, that means switching reviewers on a weekly basis, but also, for me, I'm going to work on speeding up my solving times on paper.
And I see I have a ways to go. About one to two minutes slower than my average time on the iPad app. I made a ton of errors along the way here as well. A few examples:
1D: tried ohmyGOD.
26A: tried theWEST.
5A: tried urge.
59A: tried elan, followed by Zest.
Erasing takes a lot longer with a pencil than with the iPad, it turns out!
So, maybe this is the first step towards actually going to the ACPT this year.
Meanwhile, I didn't see what the theme of today's puzzle was until I finished the whole thing. And let me say, I love this one. Five different rhymes for "oh-ay", and all five are spelled differently. My favorite is probably YOUWILLOBEY, for the simple audacity of the command.
Also, the fill is strong, including KLATCH, OTHELLO, and YEAHFINE. Nothing much to complain about, except perhaps the peculiar plural of HIHOS.
I'm looking forward to this week!