Or at least he should be, entrusting his hugely popular New York Times crossword puzzle blog to a rank amateur like myself.
I'm talking, of course, about FOBB&B Rex Parker, the 44th Greatest Crossword Puzzle Solver in the Universe, who writes every day about the NYT puzzle. Not only can he solve with the best of 'em, he's an opinionated and highly entertaining writer who is Googled as widely for his thoughts on the crossword as he is for the answers themselves.
Rex's grandmother just turned 90 and he's flying across the country this morning to celebrate with her in Idaho this weekend. He's got excellent guest writers covering the Friday and Sunday puzzles and, for some reason, yours truly on Saturday.
Thanks for letting me sit in, Rex. I feel like James Wormworth, manning the drum kit barefoot in Studio 6A while Max Weinberg tours with Bruce. Happy 90th to Grandma Parker!