YOU'RE TELLING ME!
Today's theme is things that people sometimes, or infrequently, say beginning with "You're," clued in a way that makes them slightly funny. Take, for instance, To a cosmetician: "You're MAKINGMEBLUSH," or To a bad free throw shooter: "You're MISSINGTHEPOINT." My favorite one is the two-parter, To an aspiring entrepreneur: "You're ONLYASGOODASTHE COMPANYYOUKEEP." Apt!
In other areas, I enjoyed REBUFF (Brush off), FORGO (Give up), and the two coffee-related clues "How some like their café" (AULAIT) and "How some like their coffee" (STRONG).
For me, this played harder than many Sunday puzzles have recently, possibly because there were several names I did not know - DRBOB (Physician who co-founded A.A., familiarly), TAMA Janowitz, JOEL (Book before Amos), SHANYU (Villain in 1998's "Mulan"), MOMOA, OSAKA, ALI Wong, and I've never heard anyone call Atlanta ATOWN. Also, I've never heard anyone call one ball and one strike ONEONE without putting an "and" in the middle. And Taylor Swift's first #1 country hit? That needed crosses.
I liked "It's against the rule" for ANARCHY, and "Clicking sound" for AHA was nice.
Once more (since I was so vague the last time I let go of the reins), Frannie takes over tomorrow. I'll see you in a couple weeks. Don't forget about the Boswords Themeless League if you're interested. It's only $25 for nine Mondays of entertainment, but you need to sign up today, and then do a little registration thing before you can see the puzzles, so don't procrastinate!