The hot, sultry summer days are here. That means it's time to brainstorm some Halloween-y puzzle themes. What's a three-letter word for "Gray Halloween critter"? A BAT or a CAT or both . . . it's Count Catula!
Crosswordese (n.): The undefined vocabulary of puzzlemaking that, according to some constructors, always appears in puzzles made by other people. When the same vocabulary appears in their own puzzles, it is referred to as "fill" and is therefore justified.