September 15, 2022: themeless 20, with brooke
Shoutout to Brooke for sticking with me through this puzzle, which we started working on in **August of 2021**. Phew!! This is what it's like to collab with me, y'all. But I am so pleased with the end result, particularly with the spanners' clues and how fun we made the eight-stacks. I think this puzzle is hard, but not very hard. Idk-- you tell me.
Brooke says: "The spanner I contributed to this puzzle was inspired by witnessing Malaika pretending to be a stereotype of a software engineer, and I'm so glad it's out in the world. I love our collective cluing voice and hope you do too!"
Thanks to Rafa for the test solve!
.puz file / pdf / solution