This is an outstanding puzzle for its cleverness of theme and difficulty of execution. And, it was fun to solve.
When one of the 14
Câ€™s used in the grid is read across, it is pronounced /k/, but when it is read down, it is pronounced /c/. And in case you missed it, it is clued at the end of the puzzle. But thatâ€™s not all, the four long answers across are comprised of two words, each beginning with a hard C. And in case you missed that, it is clued at 34-Down.
Construction is not the only factor in making this a top-notch puzzle; clever semantic entries are offered --- among them are:Missal site
PEW [missal, not missile]Knock off a sub?
EAT Letter writer?
There will be harder ones coming up, but not better ones.