I've changed things up a bit with the Freebie: You'll note that I now have a difficulty rating system. This week's line-up made one necessary, because while most of the puzzles are easier, the featured crossword has a tricky theme that you might expect from a Thursday NYT.
I do classic sudoku on the first week of every month, but since I've never really given myself the opportunity to do more sudoku variants, I've decided, starting this month, to do one alongside the classic. This month it's killer sudoku.
Enjoy! I'll be back with more next Tuesday, if not sooner. --H.A.