@Fred: Jerry Coleman quotes should just be banned, or given a new difficulty rating of "Mostly Proper Names".
The first few months I tried to do 100%, I got stuck a lot and had to go researching. Now, like Fred, I get the vast majority without help. It's a learning curve. The more puzzles you play, the better you get.
Slotted spoons don't hold much soup. - Stephen Sondheim