Hi all! Back from another hiatus (sorry! motivation is a rarity these days - hope that everyone is holding up alright) to share some more cryptics. Today's is another mini one, but with some interesting symmetry and a extra-hard twist if you're feeling up to it. Taking one page out of Brooke's book for the setup, and another from Matthew's for the grid: I hope it leads to an interesting solve! Whichever version you solve, let me know how it plays out for you, and feel free to reach out with any feedback.
Lots of links so just gonna put them all up one by one below. Happy puzzling all!