This puzzle was a lot of fun to make. I imagine it will be more fun to solve for folks who have been crosswording for a while and can nod and laugh along with a puzzle that pokes fun at puzzles. I also felt okay dropping in a bunch of cheater squares around the periphery of the grid, because I wanted to produce a pretty smooth solving experience . . . including a bunch of CROSSWORDESE or PARTIAL answers would have been a bit too meta. . . .