I was checking over the answers to the Times Jumbo crossword from two weeks ago (the solutions come two weeks later), and I was a little curious as to why the crossword had a Beatrix Potter theme. The answer to 1 across was Beatrix Potter and several of the other answers were Beatrix Potter characters. A little googling later, I found a solvers blog entry agreeing that there didn't really seem to be a chronological reason for a Beatrix Potter puzzle.
It didn't mention that among the Beatrix Potter answers, there was also X-RATED, HOT TUB, OPIUM DEN, BELLY BUTTON and MANHATTAN PROJECT. A nice mix of words.
The Times Crossword blog had a link to another log for people solving the Listener crossword.
I shall soon be a shut-in.