This week's puzzle is an AVCX debut by Amanda Fallon! We'd rate it at about a 2.5/5, but as the comments on the previous puzzles have made very clear, mileage *really* varies on these puzzles. I'm almost inclined to borrow the cryptic's rating system of "yes." In any case, congratulations to last week's All Questions Correct Answer Getter (trademark pending): Zak Holden! At some point this weekend we'll put a little tribute to them over on the @avcxtrivia Twitter so check it out! And now the puzzle:
Remember, if you like these puzzles and and think you can make some of your own, email your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you! The AVCXpansion is off next week so see you in two weeks!