Puzzle No. 57: Themeless
Back with another L/R themeless this week! I've been really vibing with chunky corners and mirror symmetry lately, and this puzzle is the result of both. I was mostly focused on getting the NE and NW into shape before figuring out the bottom half of the grid, and I was happy to preserve my original seed entry at 27-Down in the process. Hope you enjoy it top to bottom!
Many thanks to Brooke Husic, whose puzzles amaze me on the reg, and Chandi Deitmer, whose New York Times Sunday puzzle this past week was perhaps my favorite of the year, for test solving and helping me fine tune the clues.