Constructor's Note: THE TILDES REPRESENT STRIKETHROUGH, which I believe is impossible on Crosshare. i.e. when, you see ~example~, you should imagine that the word "example" is crossed out. This puzzle is very themed.
I just got Crosshare, and it seems like people actually find the puzzles through Crosshare, so I'm planning to gradually upload my whole crossword backlog here, reverse chronologically! This originally appeared in Issue #64 of Puzzles for Progress (http://tinyurl.com/puzzlesforprogress) on October 15, 2021.