Puzzle #24: “Search Party”
Difficulty: The easier side of medium
Welcome back, everyone!
Today’s post is going to be super short…I apologize. This past week (actually, more like two weeks) has just been super busy, and I’ve gotta focus on passing my courses as well as keeping a roof over my head. So for those of you that have written me emails lately, forgive me for not responding in a timely manner, and I promise I’ll get to you at some point in the next day or two!
We’re back to Themeland in today’s offering, after a two-week hiatus. This puzzle is meant to have a modern feel to it, more so than my usual publications; it was inspired by the theme component of 21-Across, which I didn’t know was a thing until I read about it in recent news. When I noticed that this could combine with the theme component of 49-Across to produce a legitimate English word, my crossword light bulb went off. Unfortunately, I had to alter the original theme idea significantly, as you will see from solving, but it makes for a nice bit of trivia! Enjoy, all y’all.
The Grid Kid