I noticed the goofy 3 letter words as well and that 4 of them spelled out a very well dressed hit song title. I didn't even notice the overlap concept in the grid....
A monthly, music-themed meta crossword published at noon on the first Tuesday of every month. The puzzles increase in difficulty each month, and at year end there is a 13th puzzle (the "Mega-Meta") that invokes each of the 12 monthly puzzles. Currently available at https://pmxwords.com/, as well as through the Washington Post website here: MMMM at WaPo
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I totally backed into this one. After following some other rabbit holes, I had an idea (from TRIPLE EXPANSION, of course) that maybe the three letters in the three-letter entries were repeated (expanded) in the same order in longer grid entries. So I wrote out all of the across three-letter entries and went... huh. Pure dumb luck. I didn't even notice the downs for another couple of days!