Paul, I SO
agree with you! The cw puzzles in our paper are written by a few people. I often check to see who made the puzzle so I can try to "get into their head
Today I had a bit of trouble with "A shout in a church". Turned out to be "Bingo"
I can do the Monday NY Times puzzle and part of the Tuesday puzzle, but beyond that... . (I don't use a cw puzzle dictionary or maybe I'd do better