Aha! For quite a while, I've wondered how Ross Beresford, the force behind An Englishman Solves American Crosswords, maintains the stamina to blog such a wide variety of puzzles so effectively, and in such detail. Perhaps it's because he is aided and abetted by a powerful solving aid: Linus the cat.
Ross articulates his solving strategies and philosophy in "How I Solve Puzzles." I found his perspective illuminating, very helpful. Linus is a cutie. Thanks, Ross, for allowing me to post this picture.
Is that Linus, as in Linus Pawling?