A non-math puzzle

Here’s a puzzle of a different sort:

Click on the picture for a full-sized, printable version (depending on your browser you may be able to zoom in first, too). It’s been a while since I wrote one of these, but I think I’m getting better at it. It’s still not up to NYT standards, but I’m making progress. And more importantly, I’m getting faster at it. The first crossword I ever wrote took me pretty much an entire summer. I finished this one in a week and a half, partly thanks to the fact that I’m now using some software to do the grid-setup and to keep track of the numbers and clues. Anyhow, here’s the puzzle, have at it. I think it should be about equivalent to a hard Tuesday Times puzzle, but it may be a little harder than that.

In case you need it, or if you find a place I made a mistake, you can check the solution below the fold:

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About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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