Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men
Today's NYT puzzle was an eye-popping grid with 10 15's, by David Levinson Wilk. The many short entries made the longer ones fall quickly (my time on paper was 5:19, Dan Feyer's applet an astounding 2:55), but that did not diminish from the quality of the construction or the enjoyment solving the puzzle.
Then I go to the blogs. Jim Horne
had a great interview, Ryan and Brian
were thrilled they could solve the puzzle, Amy
deemed it "magnificent." But over on Rex Parker
, commenter Evil Doug (who is NOT multiple crossword champ Doug Hoylman, but a retired pilot) was unhappy (see 12:41pm comment) that he'd wasted 10 minutes of his super-valuable time on such unchallenging fare. He's made comments like this before. So I just had to respond (4:24pm comment).
OK, I was somewhat snotty, but his reply (5:36pm) was even nastier. Very, very nasty. Wow, that was really mean. Mommy, make the bad man go away! The name Evil Doug is well-chosen.
Remind me not to get into any more flame wars (especially with people with "Evil" in their screen names).