41 R/2 W
LT: Savannah, forgery, Bolivia, NAACP (DD), pad (Thai/tie)breaker, Kentucky Wild(cats/Katz)enjammer Kids
I too was stuck on metals on FJ! My best guess was pewter.
I strongly disagree with the apparently popular sentiment here. I thought Almost Before & After was great. I was a step too late on Presidential (Suite/Sweet) Child O' Mine, though, because I don't generally think of that song as a ballad. I was trying to figure out something to go with "November Rain" or "Don't Cry," although I knew the latter was not a #1.
It felt good to pick up LT on two different triple-neg clues in the same game. OTOH, I was humbled by not being able to pull either of Galatea or Caliban.
Check kiting has pretty much been eliminated by increases in check processing speed due to technology, but the idea of being able to kite a $360 billion check made this former bank teller chuckle.
Sprinkles are for winners.