When the world needed him most, he posted another crossword! It has once again been a hot sec since my last puzzle here, but I’ve been a busy boy.

I just wrapped up my third year (!!!) at UIUC, where my mind was constantly jumping back and forth between neural networks, syntax trees, and jazz composition. And crosswords, of course—if you missed it, I recently unveiled Swordsmith, an exploration of crossword filling algorithms I’ve been working on over the past school year. I managed to get class credit for it this semester, so I technically took a class about crosswords. Watch out Will Shortz, I’m coming for that enigmatology degree!

Thank you to Chris for test solving, and I hope you all enjoy this themeless!