Welcome to Phil's Crossword Corner (PCC)... I recently got hooked into creating metas and will try and release a new one each week. For those of you who have been following me since the start and are new to metas, a meta puzzle is a crossword puzzle with a secondary puzzle within it - you'll need to figure out what's going on to answer a prompt. Mike D does a pretty good job explaining it here: https://crosshare.org/articles/meta-crossword-puzzles
If you are not interested in metas, I'll still try to make my puzzles fun to solve and you can click the "reveal answer" button at the end. But give it a try! Hopefully you'll like the extra challenge and get suckered into joining the meta-verse. I'll include optional hints so you can get extra nudges to play along.
Note for the level designation, I am using the Gaffney scale in which a week 1 puzzle = easy, and a week 4 and 5 puzzle = hard. The level is the intended difficulty I had in mind when I designed the puzzle, but may play differently since every solver has their own area of expertise... what one person may find easy, another may find difficult.
I'm always happy to welcome any feedback, questions, typo-spotting, or if you just want to chat... You can reach me at email@example.com