my second one of these nice crossword-adjacent puzzles! Alex Boisvert has done a lot to facilitate making these, including but not limited to a stream where he demonstrated constructing one! it's worth checking out if you have any interest in it, it's much easier than you might think.
i don't want to spoil anything for this one, but i came across the quote while watching Alex's construction stream and knew it had to be done. Alex test solved this one as well, so really if you like this puzzle it's all him.
or click the link below. enjoy!