Got it in 4.
Finished in 4.
Got it in 2!
I pulled out 17A Sympathetic response to dissent: IHEARYOU probably because that’s Sam Ezersky’s refrain every time someone sends a reasonable request to include a word in the Spelling Bee. Like DUDETTE, HORCHATA, ALEE, MOLAL, RAABIDFUN.
Does he ever change? No.
No theme for this Saturday puzzle. Why didn’t Ezersky make a theme?! He should have made a theme.
He’d probably respond: “I hear you.”
Finished this one in 25:05.
Finished in 3. I like the relevant progression of words that got me there.
I pulled out 30A Modern source of juice: WIRELESSCHARGER because my Google Pixel 3 has been on the fritz, and I wanted to get the 5A when it was on sale, but I rely on wireless charging. So now I still have a janky phone with no reasonable replacement.
No theme for this Friday puzzle.
Finished this one in 23:10.
Oof! Didn’t get this one. Too much Evil Wordle?
I pulled out 18A _ pan (kitchen utensil): OMELET because I posted a recipe the other day for what really is just an omelet between two slices of bread and promised pictures. Well, here they are!
32A 2003 Pixar animated adventure: THEYFOUNDNEMO. (Finding Nemo)
40A 2004 Quentin Tarantino martial arts film: SHEKILLEDBILL. (Kill Bill Vol. 2)
52A 1993 Warner Bros. family drama: HEFREEDWILLY. (Free Willy)
20A Important warning before you answer 32-, 40- and 52-Across?: SPOILERALERT. That’s why I put the notice in the title of the blog and make sure the grid isn’t visible in the preview.
Finished this one in 18:33.
Finished in 4.
I pulled out 1A End of a dorm name, usually: HALL because that was not my dorm in college, so it took me a little longer than it should have. While UCSB had a lot of dorms whose name ended that way, I lived in Manzanita Village. I think it had the number of residents of a normal dorm, but what would have been individual floors of a big building were houses of smaller buildings. Each floor-equivalent was 3-4 stories tall. I lived in Jalama House in a single-occupancy room with an ocean view and soundtrack.
17A “A Fish Called Wanda” co-star [7,9]: KEVINKLINE.
26A A total blast [8,1]: GREATFUN.
40A Purple Heart honoree, maybe [4,0]: WARHERO.
51A Eschew scuba gear, say [3,5]: FREEDIVE.
64A Some poster-making supplies [2,6]: GLUESTICKS.
46D Like 17-, 26-, 40-, 51- and 64-Across, with respect to the numbers in their clues: RHYMING.
Oh, I just got it.
17A SEVEN NINE KEVIN KLINE
26A EIGHT ONE GREAT FUN
40A FOUR ZERO WAR HERO
51A THREE FIVE FREE DIVE
64A TWO SIX GLUE STICKS
Finished this one in 8:13.