Our Friday Puzzle Dates with Tuck rise and fall on the quality of the WSJs Crosswords. They've been pretty mediocre of late, but today's "International Foodfest," with its clever interplay of world capitals with favorite foods, was A-1.
Mecca Roni, Manila Fudge and Malta Milkballs were some of the answers to "International Foodfest," the WSJ's online crossword puzzle this day that prompted Tuck and ourselves to award this week's offering an unprecedented solid A. Usually of late they rate a B- at best. This one tickled our funny bone and prompted a friendly competition between the two of us to get the most answers to the key clues. While we did get two of the big across answers, Tuck got the first -- key to the theme -- and the majority of the rest. We concede defeat. With defeats like that, who needs victory?