Possible spoilers below! So you know, if you are concerned about not knowing anything about your puzzles before solving them (as you should be), maybe it's best to avoid reading the post. Or maybe not. It's your puzzle, you can solve it however you like. So yeah, today's puzzle. As I was taking a look see at the grid before posting it, I noticed a decided lack of obscure letters in the grid. Normally those are hallmarks of a livlier puzzle, yet, when I took another look at the grid, I genuinely felt like the puzzle, as a whole, was in fact pretty darned lively. Happy accident or was it planned out that way? You decide. Regardless, I love my job because I can write the clue at 2-Down and it's A-OK.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.