Smaller puzzle today, as I wanted to include the clue for 13-Across immediately. Had to write a new puzzle to add that in, and time wasn’t on my side. Hope you don’t mind the miniature grid. I haven’t had to speed-write a puzzle in a while, so it seemed like a good idea to keep it simple.
And if you like themeless crosswords, check out Matt Jones’s new project: No Holds Barred Crosswords. Matt’s written some great themelesses in the past, including one that had a flawless quadruple stack of grid-spanning entries in it. (I judge stacked spanners very harshly; this is saying a lot.) Plus, these grids have no black squares. Instead, there are only bars separating words. More letters per puzzle! Check it out and get on board if you’re interested.