Trying something a little different today. Two letters have been symmetrically pre-loaded.
I'm assuming a search engine will be used in some capacity for 1-Across, 1-Down, and/or 5-Down.
Yes, you're encouraged to look up something if you don't know it, as it might take you down a different rabbit hole in which something else of interest can be discovered. (That's how I find some of my entries!)
The middle section is in green because of its message. Feline February continues!