I'm trying a slightly less crazy/ambitious theme, just to try to get one of my puzzles published and start getting my name out there.
I'm trying out this one, which is a simple "SS" addition to common terms/phrases to create a new, jokey answer. The theme answers would be:
aluminum foSSil (14)
frolick gaSSily (14)
ice floSSes (10)
treSSed cat (10)
With the current grid design, there will be several other 10-square slots that are not themed, but there are no non-theme answers longer than 10. My understanding is most publishers find this acceptable, correct?
Thanks, everyone, for your help with guiding the newbie.