Downloads: pdf, puz (normal), puz (Downs only), solution

 

Continuing the streak of supersized themeless toughies, here's a 23×23 themeless for you to dig into when dinner table conversation gets a bit too real next week. Difficulty-wise, I think today's puzzle is a bit more forgiving than the last one, but I've kept the Down clues on the trickier side for Downs-only solvers (... sorry, Andy and Erik!).

 

Thanks to Will Nediger for featuring Puzzle #17 in his excellent indie puzzle highlights roundup, and for offering his fun take on a similar grid! Please check these out if you haven't already. I'm humbled to share space on the web with some of the most creative puzzlemakers working today.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

- Sid