if you follow me on twitter, you'll know that i apologized in advance for this, and there's a few good reasons for that. one is that it's a quip puzzle. as a solver, i almost never enjoy these types of puzzles, but this one came to me pretty much fully formed and out of nowhere, and i just had to share it. i almost made it a tweet, but i couldn't pass up the opportunity to intersect form and content, which leads to reason number two: there are no across clues. don't worry, though; i tried to keep answers (and especially the acrosses) straightforward enough (with one or two exceptions) that it should still be solvable, even if you're out of your comfort zone. and, if you're the type of person who likes solving on paper, you'll be even more out of your comfort zone: there's no pdf for this puzzle either. i mean, if you want to, i guess you can convert the puzzle to a pdf yourself and print it out, but i highly recommend not doing that. (if you don't want to download any new software to solve it, this site should work for solving just fine.)
anyway: have fun?