Today's puzzle is from Lawrence! As always, I love publishing first time constructors. I think a 7x7 is such a great place to start. Enjoy!
Lawrence says: "A huge thank you to Malaika for opening up this project to randos and noob constructors like me! I'm a crossword enthusiast based in Kyoto, Japan, and this is officially the first puzzle of mine appearing anywhere outside of my own website! There is no theme to this puzzle, but there is some silliness, some things I care about, and some references to the pop culture that shaped me. You can find me lurking and occasionally chiming in on Crosscord as 'Denesaur,' and you can find my amateur constructions and links to all my socials on my website