Well that describes my feeling about the construction! Amazing Ben. You may be up a lazy river this weekend but getting to the end of the solve was a hard row for me. I tried everything with odd except what I was supposed to. It's maddening because I saw DINNER in DJINNINFEAR18AGenie living with phobias?[-----------] a ways back but it did not click. I wanted so much to make CLAWREVIEW24ADangerous moment in a cat's vet visit?[----------] (drop the first odd letter) LAWREVIEW. Then I used all of the odd numbered entries, then all of the odd clues (i.e. every other one (1,3,5,7...) hoping to spell out an instruction. I needed a nudge to get there but I am glad I did not throw up my hands in defeat, it was a very nice puzzle.