In keeping with the national trend of legalization and acceptance of the Devil's lettuce, we have a cannabis-based theme today. In each two-word answer, one word can relate to the activity of smoking the wacky tabacky, the sweet sinsemilla, the homegrown happy cigarette..., and the other can relate to moviedom. Most of the time the chronic comes first, but in the last one DIRECTHITS, the magic smoke blows over to the second spot. Bonus fill: DOPE.
I mostly enjoyed the cluing in this one. Things like ALOHA (HI goodbye) for example, and "Splits lickety-split" for FLEES. SCOLDS (Gives what for) was also fun, and "Style to pick?" was a great clue for AFRO, too. Mr. Agard, by the way, sports one of the finest AFROs I've ever seen. How long do you have to spend making that look so perfect after sleeping on it?
I didn't previously know the term DISS track, and I'm not sure I've ever used MONDO to mean "Very," and I've never heard the term TREEGUARD (Fencing along a sidewalk) either, so there's some stuff I learned.
|Oh, that's what they mean! I was thinking of a much more rural street. I guess I needed to CODESWITCH!|
I tried "Outofprint" for OFFTHEGRID (Unfindable, so to speak). Heh... books.
I don't love DUPLE (Having two beats per measure, in music), but maybe that's a common term among musicians. I don't remember it from my orchestra days, though. And RAINN (Big nonprofit that operates the Department of Defense Safe Helpline) seemed pretty "out there." But overall, the cluing in this one kept my interest throughout. How 'bout "The cutting of one's jib?" (SAILMAKING)? That's some quality work.