Constructor's CommentsI'm excited about this one, my first pun-themed grid in syndication. Somehow WELCOME GNUS popped into my head, and I was off. The initial grid included both GNASH RAMBLER and MR. GNEISS GUY, but you get to solve the new and improved version today.
My only other accepted pun-themed puzzle appeared in my local paper, The Swarthmorean, 18 months ago. While that puzzle is out of print (if you blinked, you missed it), you can still find the companion article, "Crossing Words with Stu Ockman," online. If you've ever thought of constructing crosswords, you may find it an interesting read.
Please enjoy the solve. And be sure to groan appropriately at each pun.