Happy holiday; we're proud to introduce the work of Yolande Hardison, who makes her world debut with a guest puzzle today! It's called "Total Bust," and is 1.5/5 difficulty and 17x17 sized. We'll have another one for you, by Byron Walden, later in the week.
Yolande and I have been working together for a few months, and it's been a great pleasure getting to know her, including getting to know the theme of this puzzle. Attached to this email is a PDF with some information that you'll want to check out after solving the puzzle. Special thanks to Will Nediger and Erik Agard, who maintain a crossword mentoring page on Facebook that helped get Yolande into constructing crosswords. Look for more of her work in other puzzle venues soon.