Solution to Stamping

Why all the stamping around, Void? You can find out, if you’re prepared, by looking at the solution image. Clue explainers in the following video, then a few more words after that.

(Yes, I said “words” when I meant “letters” at one point. And yes, I made a late edit to one of the clues after I’d recorded this video, but 15a still works essentially the same way. And I made a typo in the fill of 14d. *sigh* Going well, isn’t it?)

This news page should clear up any uncertainties you may have had about 1 across, with the secret message “here” meaning within the grid (see solution image). There’s a mythological Achilles connection to Snake Island too.

Faced with geopolitical issues that are so big you don’t know what to do about them, sometimes all you can do is make a gesture. Zelenskyy said…

… so, here, I #StandWithUkraine.

There’s a Bill Hicks quote about looking around, but maybe I’ll leave you with this one from him: [re missiles:] “…but couldn’t we feasibly use that same technology to shoot food to hungry people? Know what I mean?”
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй

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