This is a cryptic crossword that Jenny and I wrote for my sister for her birthday, and I thought it might be worth putting up here (with her permission) in case anyone wants to give it a try. Many of the answers were chosen because the word might have some particular meaning for her, but I think they should all be generally accessible words. 7a relies on a reference which may be unfamiliar to some, however. The intention was to make the clues pretty easy, since she’s a relatively new solver, and the grid we ended up with to fit in all the themed words is quite a tough one.
Here’s a link to a PDF of the crossword.