puzzle #51: themeless twenty-eight

puzzle 51: themeless twenty-eight - horrible puzzle /s
by ada nicolle // test-solved by brooke husic and ricky cruz 

Hey y'all!! Super excited to have TWO puzzles out today, the first one being here of course, and the second one being at Club 72! I love solving Croce's puzzles and I'm constantly wowed by his innovation in grid design/taste in great fill, so I'm glad I'm able to honour that in some way. It's a bit harder than my normal puzzles, but I'm super proud of it.

Speaking of fill, I've been making more of an effort recently to add a whole bunch of fresh entries to my personal word list. I'd like to think today's puzzle is a demonstration of that, especially around the middle.

Enjoy the puz!
- Ada