There’s really no way to sugarcoat this. I tried to prompt ChatGPT to make a themed 15×15 crossword, and after some iterating… it did. I’ve shared it above as this week’s puzzle.
In recent weeks I’ve gone on record as not being particularly sanguine about how resistant the crossword industry will be to A.I. creep, and this did nothing to allay my fears. But after solving the puzzle itself, my job security is NOT what worried me most about what the bot produced. (It offered various titles over the course of the process: “Decolonize the Crossword,” “Hello, Mr. Anderson,” “I AM IN HERE”)
No test solvers and no notes this week. Assume there are errors, because ChatGPT makes plenty of those, and I’m too shook to do any editing. I promise I’ll post an easy palate cleanser next week. Happy solving, I guess.