May 27, 2022 - "Kinda Hard to Explain" (themeless) - Christina Iverson, edited by Sid Sivakumar

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

Today's AVCX+ themeless, diagonal symmetry and all, comes to us from Christina Iverson -- and it's her AVCX debut! It's titled "Kinda Hard to Explain", and we're calling it 2/5 in difficulty. Christina is Patti Varol's assistant editor for the LA Times Crossword, and constructs puzzles for a variety of outlets including the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. She also makes custom puzzles; you can find more information about those at her website. She lives in a multi-generational home in Ames, IA, with her husband, mother-in-law, and two young children (and a very handsome cat).

After tomorrow's Trivia puzzle, the expansion puzzles will take our regularly scheduled week off. Thanks for your continued support! We hope you and yours are staying well.

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