Constructor's CommentsThis theme started when I heard someone say, "WELL DONE, SIR!" Once it mentally matched with RAW MATERIAL, the difficult pair was taken care of, and RARE and MEDIUM were easy to come by. I think this might be the first theme I've ever completed on a slip of paper, without having to scour the Internet for at least one entry.
I prefer my steaks more toward the left side of the puzzle. Like, walked through a warm room. . . .
I tried keeping the puzzle at 72 words but had to add a block when things got a little too junky. I've learned the hard way to think of puzzles from a solver's perspective rather than a constructor's and shoot for mostly clean first and foremost. I hope solvers will find this one entertaining! And, as always, thanks to David for an amazing job editing!