July 19, 2022 - "Middle School Art Class" - Ricky Cruz, edited by Chris Piuma

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

Our celebration of fun shapes continues! Today we have a 110-letter puzzle from guest contributor Ricky Cruz called "Middle School Art Class." It's rebellious and lively and trying to see what it can get away with.

Ricky Cruz is a car title clerk in SoCal; on the side, he makes puzzles for other people who play Minecraft and Genshin Impact way too often. If you aren't afraid of feeling too old, you can solve his crosswords over on his blog, Cruzzles.

We're excited to be offering you one of Ricky's puzzles: He is unabashed in his clueing voice and his cultural touchstones (as he should be!), and his puzzles (like this one) delight on many levels, from the big picture to the little details. If you haven't solved one before, you're in for a treat.

Next week: More guest constructors (and maybe some more fun shapes)!

Stay strong,

Brooke, Chris, Enrique & the expanded AVCX crew

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