Today's puzzle was constructed by Katja
! Happy solving!
Katja says: "I love everything that has been happening in crosswords, and really excited to participate in this project. I have met a lot of new people online this past year through the crossword community, and I wanted to give a special shout-out to the Fill Me In podcast for their weekly shows and online Twitch streams, as this has kept me going throughout the year. I hope solvers enjoy this puzzle! You can find me on twitter at @katjabrinck for the occasional crossword tweet."