This puzzle reminds me of an Xmas turducken. Or do I mean an Xword tardok-?
If you've ever wanted to solve an entire newspaper's puzzle page at once, this is the puzzle for you.
If a 27x27 grid is too daunting, why not try a 9x9x9? Or just a 9x9?
You are looking at a Target puzzle masquerading as nine sudoku masquerading as a crossword.
Try using the sudoku rules to help if you don't like cryptics, or short-circuit some of the sudoku if you're a cryptic fiend.
A Target puzzle, by the way, asks you to anagram nine letters in a 3x3 square.