Who doesn't like ABELINCOLN (3D: Prez who delivered a famous address on Nov. 19, 1863) and his GETTYSBURG (31D: Where 3-Down's address was delivered) Address? Well, aside from "The Patriot & Union" in Harrisburg, I mean… but now even they have retracted their own "silly remarks," and at last we all have that one thing to agree on.
Can we all also agree that this was a decent Tuesday puzzle? Nothing to be hallowed, perhaps… and the world will little note, nor long remember the fill, but even the circles today are altogether fitting and proper.
But, in a larger sense, I cannot review - I cannot denigrate - I can not worship this puzzle. It is for the commenters, rather, to be dedicated to the unfinished review having been thus far so nobly advanced. It is for you, dear readers, to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before you, that this Crossword14 blog, under Blogger, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that a system of crossword puzzle criticism of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the interwebs.
November 19, 2013