I will be responding to comments soon. This has the disadvantage of being one of those blog posts I do when I should already be in bed.
Wanted to share this, though. At lunch today I was doing the crossword and incidentally, through solving other clues, I filled in three squares with "LUX." That was the whole answer, so I looked at the clue. It was "Interior of the Cramps." I was happy to be vindicated in my answers, and also that the auhtor remembered old Erick Purkhiser.