One of the nice things about this blog is that I can publish things here which no newspaper would ever publish. This is one of those puzzles.
Crossword themes generally are not centered around things which might be considered something of a downer. I’m putting this out there anyway, because this seems like a puzzle that someone had to do. So I nominated myself. I hope that instead of thinking it a downer, you will find it cathartic.
It was good therapy for me anyway. I hope it is for you too. Stay safe 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, 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.