It’s July 11. Usually that means 7-Eleven has free slurpees from 11am to 7pm. It didn’t happen last year, and this year you have to do stuff through the app? I heard the free slurpee offer can be redeemed at any point this month, but they’re making me get an app? Forget that! Too much work for a free slurpee.
I pulled out 35D She might take care of a kid on a sick day: DRMOM and 1D What the doctor ordered: DRUG because it’s super sloppy to have the answer to one clue in the question of another. Is it time for Will Shortz to hit the showers?
The tile of this puzzle is No Ruse. But really it’s No R Use. Check it:
24A Onus for a magician’s disappearing act?: BURDENOFPOOF. Because burden of proof.
26A Study of how gels gel?: GOOPDYNAMICS. Because group dynamics.
56A Angry Wisconsin sports fans?: MILWAUKEEBOOERS. Because current first place in the NL Central aby four games Milwaukee Brewers. 14 games over .500 is good, sure, but the Dodgers are 20 games over .500 and are still two games back of the Giants. And I have my own feelings about those three games dropped to the Marlins.
80A Getting “Amscray!” under control?: TAMINGOFTHESHOO. Because The Taming of the Shrew. Though I’d expected it to have to do with Pig Latin. Disappointed that it didn’t.
110A Power of a cowboy’s shoe? BOOTSTRENGTH. Because brute strength.
116A Odysseus’ wife whispers sweet nothings? PENELOPECOOS. Because Penelope Cruz.
Finished this one in 51:20.