Puzzle 53 – “Freestyle Themeless”

puz here / pdf here / solution here

Is there a Muppet in this puzzle? Yes.
Is the seed entry a piece of ’80s r&b (a bit of freestyle, at that)? Yes.

I like this grid, given the four 15-letter entries. It has led to a couple of pieces of shorter fill that are maybe not ideal, but I’ve still tried to build some fun clues to balance things out. Faves include 24-Down and 29-Down. And truly, solvers, cluing angles for 2-Down are inexhaustible.

As always, friends, comments are welcome. Hope you enjoy, and happy solving.