Swinging back to an easier puzzle this week, Aimee Lucido's "Boat Trailer" is 2/5 difficulty. Enjoy! (Next week's puzzle, by Kameron Austin Collins, is also breezier than usual for a themeless).
If you met your match in Francis's meta last week, you weren't alone! A true 5/5. It was completed by 80 solvers, including contest-winners Meg Duvall and Joshua Kosman, the latter of whom also correctly added that "Francis is the coolest." (Meg said a different thing). The solution is attached, and as always you can read the full write-up at crosswordfiend.com.