Hey, have you signed up to get Patrick Blindauer’s Vegas Puzzlefest yet? That’s a link – you got the hook-up right here.
Warning: that first square’s going to be hard for some of you, hence “challenging” today. 1-Across was a seed entry, so I wasn’t ripping it out. I think you can still get it and the rest of the grid, though. You’re smart folks. See you next week with some exciting news; in the mean time, share this puzzle with a friend.
Update: You might have discovered this site from inveterate constructor Matt Gaffney. Well he’s plugged it again, but this time time it’s in a clue in a puzzle. Check it out here.