Welcome to all of you who found Grid Therapy through the AVCX puzzle! What a thrill it was to work with Ben Tausig and see my name in that amazing venue. Any of you here who aren’t subscribed should do it if you’re able.
I dipped my bucket in the well of theme ideas this week and it came up dry. But I’m pretty happy with the way this Free Association puzzle turned out. I had a completely different southeast section at first and was excited about some of the entries I was able to squeeze in. And then I discovered a triple dupe! Yikes. There was nothing to do at that point other than rip out a third of the puzzle. Thankfully it all came together and I hope you have fun with it.
I decided to organize a Zoom happy hour with a bunch of folks from Facebook tonight. No particular reason. Other than getting a bit of a lift from human solidarity and laughter. I should probably go shave and whatever else is required to transform myself from AfterTimes Trent into BeforeTimes Trent. They’ll never know I looked like Tom Hanks in Cast Away just a couple of hours before.
Take good care of yourselves everyone, and I’ll see you back here soon!
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, the American Values Club Crossword, 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 freedom to let who I am shine through. 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.