Constructor: Joe DiPietro
CrossWorld buzz: Very good. A good theme of the groaner variety, nice low word count, v. decent fill, and a straightforward reveal that makes the puzzle a middle-of-the-road rather than a tough Wednesday--all good. Making fun of opera is a nice twist for those of us who remember the old days--xword aficianados can tell us whether Maleska did themes that mocked the operas he wanted us to know about.
CrossOver buzz: Good. A bit less bounce than for puzzle people given that the buzz in making fun of opera has declined along with opera itself.