I love to peruse themeless grids from my favorite constructors and then try to fill them myself. Usually I have to update a few blocks to make it work-- that's what I did here. This is a copy of this incredible ea+pp themeless grid
, but I cut into that central stack, making it three nine-letter words rather than five. That means this puzzle ends up with nine nines, which is the kind of thing that I really like, but solvers will likely not even notice unless I explicitly call it out. So here I am, calling it out.
I've thought long and hard, and decided that the clues in 1-across and in 58-across are not dupes. Thanks so much <3
Many thanks to sin, I mean Sinclair
and Alex for their test solves!