Cluing themeless #1 was so much fun that I gladly suffered through the fill of themeless #2 to get to the clues.
My most-endorsed skill on LinkedIn (after 10 years of molecular biology) is “puns,” and I don’t know whether to apologize or say thank you. Question mark clues are obviously the best, although I love “same thing said differently” clues as well. I always get super excited and maybe even let out a little cackle when I feel I’ve come up with a particularly evil clue.
Quick solvers (like, all of you): let me know if any clue stumped you for, say, 30 seconds. Thanks, and enjoy!
BONUS: Thoughts on Roman numerals