Slight SPOILER alert: Here's a theme that doesn't come up all that often: the puzzle-grid-as-picture theme. The Infamous La Liz Gorski does these all the time, and hers are usually capital A-Art. Art not only in the sense that the grid's picture tells a story, but also Art in the sense that she's at the top of her game doing such work. Anyway, this theme came to me while I was running around doing chores. And once I had the title, which I feel really sells the gimmick, I knew I had a winner. Hopefully you agree.
Changing gears: We're entering the final week of the December BEQ.com drive. Huge thanks to everyone who was able to chip in this time. For the rest of you, there's still time to do your part. Everyone who is able to tip just $10 will receive a brand new Sunday-sized themeless puzzle as a token of my appreciation. In addition, one randomly selected donor will get a copy of "Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Crosswords," as well as a year's subscription to Fireball Crossword. Make it happen if you can.
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.
UPDATE: New Visual Thesaurus puzzle is up. Go to it.