Finished this one in 38:37, which is a good 20 seconds under yesterday’s Saturday. But my Sunday average is almost an hour.
I pulled out 6A Viva _ (aloud): VOCE because the first time I’d heard anything like this was in the book about The Room and inspiration for the feature film of the same name, The Disaster Artist, written by Greg Sestero. But the audiobook read by the author really is the way to take in the story. In it, he uses the term sottovoce, literally under or low voice, which we call a whisper. So that helped me get the answer to this clue.
The title of this puzzle is Dig In.
31A “With enough butter, “With enough butter, _“: ANYTHINGISGOOD.
38A “A party without cake is _“: REALLYJUSTAMEETING.
65A “If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. _?”: WHOSGOINGTOKNOW.
92A “I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes I _“: EVENPUTITINTHEFOOD.
101A “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for _“: THESTEAKTOCOOK.
119A Chef quoted in this puzzle’s italicized clues: JULIACHILD.
This is tough to watch because today is Tisha B’Av, which is a fast day. So I’m hungry. A little less than seven and a half hours to go.
Finished this one in 38:37.