January 12, 2023:
This was my first themeless and just my second 15x puzzle. I chose this grid because I’d started out constructing 7×7 puzzles and it’s essentially a quartet of 7x7s stitched together with a few more 7-letter entries.
With 36 (!) 7-letter slots, it’d be impossible to make them all sizzle, but I was happy with the number of entries I’d enjoy seeing as a solver and that I was able to avoid a lot of junk in the short fill. (Two entries, 1-Across and 42-Down, were ones I’d included in some of my 7x7s.)