Today's puzzle is from Ken
! Happy (late) birthday :)
Ken says: "We're living in a golden age of indie and themeless crosswords, and 7xwords (not to mention Malaika and her own puzzles) is such an innovative and brightly-shining new arrival. I've been enjoying them all year long as a solver, and I feel so fortunate to have been able to contribute. Thanks to Malaika for making it happen!"