It’s Week 16 of modified operations here in the Evans household and we’re doing ok. I wish the same for all of you. I so appreciate you kind folks who have chipped in to the blog over the last couple of weeks. Having you fine people out there expecting a puzzle is a wonderful motivator for me to fight through the malaise and continue on with creating things to put out into the world.
I must also once again issue thanks to Jeremy Diamond, who test solves these puzzles and provides such helpful feedback to make them better. His solving abilities are far beyond my own and I appreciate his insights.
Today’s Free Association puzzle looks a bit different than usual. I decided to use mirror symmetry instead of the standard rotational symmetry. Why? Because. Just because. That’s why. I hope you like it. Stay well my friends.
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.