I created this small crossword the other day. It's done in the style of the NYTimes crossword, basically, but with some 2-letter words. The difficulty I would say is medium (my parents play-tested it).

crossword<p>Here are the clues: </p><pre>ACROSS
1. Use wind
5. College for big cats?
10. Rings when struck
12. Like 7-down but more
13. Resident of the sky, maybe
14. Kind of times
15. Beginning for elflife?
16. Scholar reads it
18. Party
20. It’s not you
21. Top level internet domain
24. A short, old romantic?
28. A dance when doubled
29. Common disc
30. Your father’s mother’s daughter-in-law
31. Killed
33. French or
35. Final frontier
38. Something to climb
41. What witches cook with?
42. ‘… never gonna believe this’
43. Open
44. Lincoln, Honest, et al.
DOWN
1. Element of chutzpah
2. Old cross
3. Found on universities
4. Untruth
5. One who overshadows
6. Python Eric
7. Unusual
8. Originally, in name
9. Pot that keeps its profile when turned
11. Acronym for a tram or subway
17. Chemical suffix
18. Life code
19. Australia
21. Ontario Docs belong to it
22. Email subject starter
23. Ancient board game
24. Cdn. province
25. __ Henry!
26. Strong note
27. Infinite syllable
31. Device to make things like 31-across
32. Desert condition
33. Nasty brute
34. Takes advantage of
35. Evil UNIX Co.
36. Perspective
37. __
Maria
39. Three vowels
40. essence of story </pre><p>And finally, when you are done, here is the solution </p>