Guest puzzle from Brooke Husic this week, a themeless at 4.5/5! It's themeless #56 for us (the most recent one was misnumbered).
Brooke, aside from being a rising crossword star, is a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton. Next Monday she'll have the championship Boswords puzzle, which will be available for purchase (as part of the spring league pack) from 4/27 onwards for non-participants. Meanwhile, Brooke also has a crossword blog: https://xwordsbyaladee.blogspot.com/. And she has a puzzle in Rachel Fabi's Baltimore Abortion Fund pack, which we promoted in this space recently, and which is quite near its fundraising goal. Thanks, Brooke!