@englishteacher59: Easy-medium Friday for me. :)
Horace's brother asserted that yesterday's puzzle, with its vintage sports references and nitrogen compounds was right in his wheelhouse. Today's was, happily, more in mine. It had a lot of the lovely clue/answer exactitude that I enjoy. I offer one example, "Precisely found" (PINPOINTED), as particularly apt. Apt! I also very much enjoyed "Painfully slow" (GLACIAL).
In looking over the puzzle for the review, I was again confronted with the QMC and NQMC conundrum which we often find at the turn. There were great examples of both:
Matter of great interest for the United States (DEBT)
Have something (AIL)
Provided an address (ORATED)
Going places? (JOHNS) - ha!
Rear-ended? (MOONED) - hilarious.
Other fun fill included YOLO and SLACKEDOFF. WETNAP and FATHEAD are always funny.
I know we see GROK in the grid with some frequency (roughly twice a year, according to XWord Info), but I especially liked its clue today (Comprehend). Grok is a word that was coined by Robert Heinlein in the sixties. Allow me to GEEKOUT a moment and share that I am currently re-reading the Ringworld series by Larry Niven. IMHO, he has come up with some very good neologisms himself, even if they haven't made it to the NYTX yet.
And speaking of new words, I've got to try to memorize STAN (Extreme devotee, in modern lingo). It didn't slow me up too much, but even though I knew I had seen it in a previous puzzle, I couldn't bring it to mind. I did figure it out after I got all the downs. :|
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