Admittedly, this week's puzzles are not the most mind-bendingly difficult. As I said yesterday, I had to change a few things at the last minute. Luckily, I already had some seeds for a mini Marching Bands, so I set to work building the one you are about to solve. Took me two hours -- OK, maybe three -- and I like a lot of the answers I managed to fit in. Fair warning: Some of the clues are given the "2 words" hint, and I'm using "words" rather loosely for some of them. You'll see what I mean.
Also enclosed is a kropki sudoku that I did for the Freebie about a year ago. I was proud enough to want to include it in my Best of 2022 roundup, but at the time I wasn't familiar with any tools with which to reconstruct the grid. Thank gods for Penpa. Now, my standards for constructing variety sudoku have changed since last April, but solving this thing should still be a breeze.
Enjoy! Come back next Tuesday for more. --H.A.