But I kept fighting. Personally, I love anagrams. This puzzle reminded me of what was at the back of the Sunday Times` New York Magazine. Before, I needed a week. I enjoyed this one, even though it was actually a «slog». What a horrible puzzle. The worst part is that, in many cases, even if the angram was discovered, the resulting clue was vague and useless (the «Reigns»/singer in a music hall, Bocelli, was for me the excellent, I mean anyone could have been). I understand what you mean, and believe me, I`m not criticizing those who have decided they have better things to do with their time. My only point is that a real solution, at least in my book, does not mean any outside help. I`m relatively new to crossword puzzles and have a whole series of hits that culminate in «without any outside help.» People in the room ask, Google, check what I already have, reveal, etc.
Filling out a Wednesday, say, without checking if I`m on the right track, could be a personal feat. Your «real solution» is certainly the Acme of the soil hierarchy, and I will not consider myself competent in any particular class of puzzles until I can, at least temporarily. But I like to detach myself and improve. This riddle frustrated me as a relative beginner because I didn`t find a way to get into it on my own. I Googled the Tori Amos index, and used the Anagram server several times, which I probably wouldn`t have done if I had Scrabble or De Bananagram tiles on hand to solve the anagrams themselves; I can`t do that in my head. In other words, I like anagrams, so when I accepted that it was a different kind of crossword puzzle all the way that I used to do, I managed to have a little fun with it. Too many comments, to expect, are read by many. Like others, I received nothing for any of the clues. So I ended up revealing something about the NW. It still didn`t make sense, so I revealed the «pitfalls,» and that`s what explained some of the NWs I revealed.
At that time, I didn`t want to continue. I like anagrams, but not in such large quantities to read the clues well. He revealed everything and saw –MOXIE: The «nerve» that it would be called something other than my favorite lemonade. In Maine, it is said that if you don`t like MOXIE, you`re probably not from here. I was wondering exactly the same thing.