A motocross rider hangs off the back of a dirt bike suspended against the sky

Themeless #3

January 12, 2023:

I made this puzzle during the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. It’s 21×11 to accommodate the central spanner, which might look familiar if you’ve followed sports on Twitter.

Due to its shape, this was the first themeless grid I ever designed from scratch. While I don’t love every bit of short fill (*cough* 5-Down *cough*) I was glad to be able to work in three vertical spanners and a number of fun long across entries.