Thanks for stopping by! No cryptic business this week, just a tough themeless puzzle. It’s been a while since I’ve dropped a stumper on the blog, and this is definitely on the hard end for Square Pursuit. I hope you like it! If you’re looking for a gentler challenge, I recommend my WSJ puzzle from yesterday.
Thanks to Brooke for the test solve! I think most folks know this, but she was the one who refined and popularized the sort of layout you see here.
Things will be easier for the rest of the month. There’s a variety cryptic on the gentle side coming next Wednesday and a snappy Quiptic aimed at newer solves the Wednesday after.