We're coming at you tonight with a lovely cryptic debut from Dan Schwartz. If you're a very online puzzler, you may already know him for his excellent solving abilities, furry orange sidekick, and general menschiness in the crossword community. If not, you're in for a treat!
From our constructor: Dan Schwartz began constructing crosswords on his blog in 2022 and has had puzzles in the Los Angeles Times and Universal Daily. He solves cryptics on Twitch with his cat Babka. This is his first published cryptic.
We hope you enjoy the puzzle! We'll see you in two weeks with more cryptic fun.