I think we all saw this coming.
Oh, the title. Crossword fans will need no additional hints though there are no ‘Es’ and ‘U’ appears twice. TMC prefers I use Family Friendly language, at least above the fold and since I rarely write below I can’t work as blue as my instincts would initially lead me. It’s ok, I find such constraints creative challenges, like doing it backwards in high heels. I write poetry too.
I’m not sure what led The Daily News to choose ‘Drop Dead’ for their headline, it certainly wasn’t probity or good taste.
And ‘Drop Dead’ is 8 letters and has an ‘E’.