Constructor's CommentsIn the past few years, I've become interested in songwriting, so I reckon it's no surprise I'm interested in themes related to song titles. I don't know exactly how I got the idea for this theme—I've known for some time that MR TAMBOURINE MAN was 15 letters (because I keep a lengthy list of possible 15-letter entries). I guess I noticed one day that MISS INDEPENDENT was also 15 letters and would make a nice theme entry. (MISS OTIS REGRETS is also 15 letters, but I'm guessing few of you are familiar with that song.) I was lucky to find a well-known song starting with MRS with an odd number of letters. The only other noteworthy song I can think of containing MRS is ME AND MRS JONES.
Central 11-letter entries (like MRS ROBINSON) are tricky to work with, which explains the unusual layout of this grid. I was glad I could keep the word count low, using lots of 6-letter entries, more than your typical Monday puzzle.
If you want to experience my songwriting for yourself, you can go to this YouTube link. But let me warn you, I'm better at writing LYRICS than I am as a SINGER.