This grid has become more or less a go-to grid pattern for me for a couple of reasons. There are times that I have a must-use 12-letter seed entry and this grid's allocated space for two of 'em. And once those answers are in, the remainder of the grid is mostly blocked off for maximum flexibility to fill in with fun stuff cleanly. And you know what, I'm pretty good with this one as evidenced by my first Orca for freestyle puzzle. Is today's the winner of next year's Orca? I hope so because I had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully you do too.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.