Solving Crosswords for Fun and Profit

Think ミキ/スミ works better. :slightly_smiling_face:

Biggest issue with 5-down is that it’s gonna be some kind of sumo technical term. And after a bit of Wikipedia research, 幕下 ranked wrestlers fight seven times in a tournament, so one who’s won four times has more wins than losses, or in other words, カチコシ.

Makes 6-across チチ, though I don’t entirely see why.

7-across シドロモドロ
15-down クロ
19-down ドギモ, because 度肝を抜く is a synonym for 驚く

And that’s done. Gonna have to draw up the finished grid in the morning, because it’s too late at night now…