I wanted to keep inching down on the word count for my third themeless, this one clocks in at only 66 words. Featuring two double stacks in the middle, the puzzle required a bunch of trade offs that I enjoyed fooling around with but by the end I realized this was another one for my website, not one that I would submit anywhere.
I currently have three puzzles in the submission queue with two publishers. I doubt any will get accepted, at least as submitted, but you have to start somewhere! As I get rejections, I’ll post them here.
Without wanting to give anything away, this was seeded with 41-Across which is relevant to a family member of mine.