Have we got a fun one for you today!
If you don't know who Sid Sivakumar is, you're in for a treat: Beyond fantastic puzzles at the New York Times and other venues, you can find tons of great puzzles on Sid's blog, including a tricky pack of themelesses that are raising money to help Afghan women. And Sid is the editor of the crossword at The Juggernaut, where puzzles feature themes and clues related to the South Asian diaspora.
Sid was generous enough to share this theme and grid with me, and in typical crossword fashion, it sat on the back-burner for a while. I asked if I could write the clues, and Sid was nice enough to say yes! I'm very happy with how this puzzle turned out, and I hope you will be too. Thanks to Steve Mossberg for testing!
|Mmm, mango ice cream|