Welcome to the 38th weekly puzzle of the year, by Aimee Lucido. It's called "Mark My Words," and is 3.5/5 in difficulty. In addition to the .puz and PDF, we have included a .jpz file, which you can use to solve with the program Crossword Solver. (CS is free to download).
Aimee hashed this one out while preparing to jet off for an international tour that began this week. She is promoting the AVCX overseas for the benefit of benighted peoples around the globe.