Matthew Stock has a themeless this week, maximally tough at 5/5 difficulty. It's our 54th themeless.
Matthew Stock (he/him) lives in St. Louis, where he teaches ninth-grade algebra and constructs crosswords for various outlets. He helps out at the Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory on Facebook, runs his own puzzle blog called Happy Little Puzzles (happylittlepuzzles.com), and loves connecting with new and aspiring puzzlemakers. You can find him (and photos of his cat, Scotch) on Twitter @1MatthewStock.
Matthew, awesome person that he is, also wanted to put a call out for charitable donations. Given the recent winter storms throughout his home state of Texas, which have especially devastated marginalized and underresourced communities, he asks that you consider donating to storm relief efforts if you're financially able. He recommends supporting this Black/Latinx-led mutual aid fund, and visiting this list to learn about more organizations in need of support. Thanks as always to AVCX solvers for being good folks who rally around humanitarian causes, and enjoy Matthew's puzzle!