A puzzle with a little pop today: musical group ZZTOP. Each of the three answers across the top of the grid contains a double Z (RAZZ, PIZZA, FIZZ). Pleasantly, there are also three members of the band. And, if the Wikipedia is to be believed, all three men have been with the band since its start in 1969 - a different kind of pops!
I was able to drop in 1D in off the clue (Apocalyptic event predicted in Norse mythology) because Horace and I just saw Thor: RAGNAROK. Thanks, Netflix. I guessed OREO for "Dirt pie ingredient" even though I've never heard of it; it just seemed apt. I enjoyed the clue "What old records and happy-go-lucky people may do" (SKIP).
Other WORTHY entries:
NIMRODS - I love that word, even pluralized.
POPDIVA - my dream job.
ZEROESIN - looks a little WEIRDO, non?
If someone had asked me, as I was solving the puzzle today, HOWGOESIT? I would have replied, "a little on the easy side." I'm not usually under 30 minutes, never mind 20 minutes on a Friday. It usually takes me a lot longer to get INUIT.
We're heading into the weekend with the HOTS, EROS, and SEXPOTS. BING!