Hello again, all! A few updates:
And now for what you're actually all here for: Puzzle 4, "Making the Cut," is now available! As of now (edit: at the time of original posting), this puzzle DOES NOT have a solve-in-browser applet. I can't really talk about why, so I'll just say I am looking into fixing this in the coming weeks, and you can expect it back for future puzzles. (Edit: Now fixed!) For the time being:
Download as .pdf
Download as .puz (for solving in Across Lite)
UPDATE: this puzzle now DOES have a solve-in-browser applet. Thanks to Sudheendra Hangal of AmuseLabs for working through the tech issue with me. Enjoy!