We made it through another tax season! I know I don't have reason to complain. Don's the one who worked ten to twelve hours every day since January 2, including his birthday. But I'm always relieved when it's over. Tomorrow he can sleep in, while I head out to make the big bucks.
I could hardly keep my eyes open to finish the Wednesday puzzle, so I'll be brief. My good friend, Rex Parker, will tell you everything you need to know about it, including details about the theme, revealed in 12D: "__ disturb!" (and a hint for the five themed answers). Pretty clever--they all contain SHH.
I sort of remembered ARod from a previous puzzle but still couldn't get it without the acrosses.
It's always nice when I remember something from my years in college (fairly recent, graduating in 2004). We learned about L-Dopa in Abnormal Psychology (treatment for parkinsonism), which appeared at 1D. Dr. Whats-his-name would be proud!
Some of my favorites:
56A: Foot specialist: (poet). Excellent.
70A: Sounds to shop by (Muzak)
31D: Classic sodas (Nehi). Always reminds me of Radar O'Reilly from MASH.
54D: Franklin's on it (CNote). I always like to have a few of them in my wallet.
2D: Apple variety (IMac). My first thought was Rome.
No madnesses tonight. Life is always good when tax season ends, and especially when we didn't have to pay an extra thousand to Uncle Sam.
I see that those of you in the northeast have been given an extra couple of days. I'll bet you were all on top of things and filed days ago.
It's time for a 6A: Pre-bedtime ritual (bath). But I'm so tired, I think I'll brush my teeth and call it a night. A good night.