size: 9x14 (non-rectangular midi)
As you may have been able to guess by the fact that I advertise my blog as having a "variety schedule", crossword construction is really only a side hobby for me at the moment. By day, I'm a professional lighting engineer and designer, and for months I've had this idea kicking around in my head as an homage to that.
I want to make it more of a habit to make these non-rectangular puzzles, since the shape of the puzzle itself can act as a themer in and of itself, saving room in the grid and making it easier to make "complete" themed puzzles in midi size. Also, these puzzles just look cool as heck and open up fill possibilities in myriad ways.
And before the pedants come out of the woodwork, yes I'm aware that the shape of this puzzle is not quite your prototypical bulb shape, though it is a spitting image of your standard high-intensity discharge bulb! But I'll stop there before I bore you to death or give too much away about the gimmick here. Enjoy the puzzle!