Seems a stroke of genius to fit in a 15 x 15 grid THOMASJEFFERSON
across the middle and then cross that with THEDECLARATION
(Note the interesting grid structure.)
into the grid is a bonus.
There even was a riddle: What can’t be parted after it’s departed?
As this is a Monday, it was also made easy to solve.
The only stain was OST, but even there the clue was good, “East, to Ernst.” [I would have gone with “Bone, comb. Form.”]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun