Memo to crossword puzzle editor and geek idol Will Shortz regarding today's "60 Down" clue: "brrr" is not the answer to anything, including your apparent mid-life crisis.
First it was "Secret Codons," Shortz's ridiculously easy new game launched on the wired.com website last week. Now it's the crossword puzzle itself. Once an addictive bastion of brain-teasing clues designed to vex even the most educated reader, Shortz's puzzle-writing muscles are showing signs of extreme fatigue.
Come on, Puzzle Boy. Don't make us switch to the Word Jumble in the New York Post. Because we will. Oh, yes, we will.