Solving by pen is pretty fun. But it doesn’t really help with the crossword contest solving.
But I solve the crossword contest by entering the grid into a spreadsheet anyway, so I enjoy the one puzzle I do on paper.
The title is MAKE HIM FROM THEM, and the clue is ONE-NAMED SINGER.
The long answers include PRONOUN, which goes with MAKE HIM FROM THEM.
Also the singer must be a him, right?
USHER it is!