Jazz composer/horse racing broadcaster digging into the world of crossword construction here (figured "why not?" after doing at least two puzzles daily for the last two years). Last night into today, I constructed a 15x15 themed grid with 42 black squares (one fewer than the max allowed by LA Times), BUT 82 words total (four MORE than the max allowed by LA Times). Are any publishers willing to consider such a puzzle? Once I get the clues written, I'll submit for critique. Thanks!