We're delighted to be publishing this lively 72-word themeless by Erica Hsiung Wojcik. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!
Erica is a psychology professor in upstate New York and this is her first themeless creation! She started with 17-Across as a seed and had no idea what to do next, so she called on Crossword Twitter for some tips. Of course, the generous crossworld community came to the rescue. She hopes you enjoy the mini-theme of 10-Down, 11-Down, and 51-Across. Erica loves meeting new crossword folks and collaborating on puzzles, so please reach out to her on Twitter at @ewojcik to say hi!
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