Hello again. I'm so glad you're here. :)
I made a Labyrinth this week. Well, actually I made two; the one you're about to solve was the better of the two grids. While the answers are, on average, still not as exciting as I wished they were, this turned out to be more entertaining than an earlier grid just chock-full of boringness -- oh, and a 7-letter plural of a name (AMANDAS). Yeesh.
The mantra this week seems to be "interesting". I'm coming to realize that, while I heavily favor clean fill, it comes at the expense of interesting fill. I had a 15x themeless lined up for the end of the week with some fantastic long entries, but like... those were basically the only fun entries in the whole grid. OK, it's fine to have a handful of awkward answers (like compass points and RE- words that no one ever uses in conversation) as long as it's outweighed by answers like WOOKIEEPEDIA and THIS IS A WENDY'S ...right? Idk. Discuss.
Enjoy! Next Tuesday's Freebie will feature a diagramless. Stay tuned.