This is a Friday international borders puzzle.
Wow, no variations all week, that’s a little unusual for me.
This is the largest puzzle so far, because I generally like more “bitesize” puzzles. 8×8 and 9×9 are probably my preferred grid sizes. Its still very possible to make a toughie without too much gridspace or clues, (see this one of mine) and I always get bored when doing a marathon puzzle.
Well, this one is a pretty good toughie, so good luck.