That crazy lady with the bass drum is 1-down, with me playing trumpet to her left. She is of course clued differently in this puzzle since you would have no idea who she is. But she was one of the best people I have ever known and so I get to put her in a puzzle on Grid Therapy. You would have liked her. She just left us and that sucks.
Which is what I hope this puzzle doesn’t do. I think it’s a medium difficulty puzzle. I wanted to give you a little something before the full-size Thanksgiving puzzle drops. I hope you like it. Thanks for being a part of this little thing I do.
I'm a husband, father, psychologist, musician, and crossword constructor living in Catonsville, MD. My puzzles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and its syndicates, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate, and crossword apps such as the Redstone Crossword Puzzle App on iOS and Google Play. All of that means I've been published in every newspaper in the United States and many others around the world. And now I've been published here at Grid Therapy, which allows me the amazing freedom to let who I am shine through. Maybe it will occasionally rub you the wrong way politically. I don't know. But in this space I get to not care. I hope you enjoy your time here on the crossword couch! I'd love to hear from you if you have comments or suggestions. If you're interested in having a custom crossword puzzle created for your event or organization, email me at drtrent (at) gmail.com.