Thursday's puzzle was about the new Clint Eastwood-directed-and-starring-in movie, "Cry Macho." The iconic 91-year-old actor and two-time Best Director winner's new flick is about rodeo riders, so when it came time for a title, "Not His First Rodeo" was too perfect to leave on the cutting room floor.
So off it went, but I wondered: How many times had this phrase been hit upon by writers reviewing the movie in recent weeks? It's just too perfect: Veteran director making a film about rodeos. You have to use it. Dared I look and see who else had?
I dared. TV Guide's Kelly Connolly:
"This is not Clint Eastwood's first rodeo."
The Globe and Mail's Aparita Bhandari:
"Cry Macho isn't Eastwood's first rodeo, and he gives us what we expect"
Oh well. At least we were the first crossword to use this line...
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