The main purpose of my work, like that of many crossword constructors these days, is to effect political change. I find that, if I mention a thing in one of my puzzles, people start thinking about that thing in the way I want them to think about it, and change ensues. Way back in April 2018, for example, I included POT in a puzzle (No. 023, 65 Down), and since that time, marijuana legalization efforts have continued to gain ground nationally. This week, I call attention to the role of animal agriculture in global warming.
A puzzle of mine will appear tomorrow, Sunday, October 6, in The Los Angeles Times (and The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The San Francisco Chronicle, etc.); another puzzle of mine will appear on the same day, Sunday, October 6, and yet another on Friday, October 11, in Universal Crosswords