Hello, puzzle fans! I hope everyone’s well out there. When you’ve got a crossword blog, you’re allowed to publish puzzles about stuff that might not make the cut in mainstream venues. While the subject matter of this one isn’t niche in the least, it is specific and certainly outside the dominant culture in our country.
You don’t need to know anything about this puzzle’s subject to solve it, but this week we’ve got a timely tribute to a genre-creating figure who isn’t as much of a household name as he deserves to be. His innovations were always made at street level. Perhaps that’s why we don’t hear about him as often as we should.
Enjoy the solve, people, and take care of yourselves! Back next Wednesday with a themeless offering.