Today's puzzle is from Leonard
! He posts occasional grids on Crosshare
, and has a few crosswords coming up with Universal! He is also releasing a book of politically themed puzzles in October. Happy solving!
Leonard says: "I found working with such an open grid challenging. I had originally thought to honor my late mother in some way (this date would have marked her 88th birthday), but no related entry brought success. Other seed entries based on my academic work similarly failed. I eventually stumbled on the entry at 6A which pulled the puzzle together at last. Test solves by a few friends confirmed the viability of the fill. I'm very happy to be able to contribute to this fabulous project!"