August 17, 2022 - "Eyes on the Prize" - Adrian Johnson, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This week's Classic is a hard, 4.5/5 difficulty puzzle by our friend and yours Adrian Johnson, and called "Eyes on the Prize."

Adrian Johnson (he/him) works as an AmeriCorps VISTA at BetterFi on Tennessee's South Cumberland Plateau. Born in New York City but raised in Wyoming, his childhood ambitions flip-flopped between a double decker bus driver and a National Park ranger, but now he just wants to travel and see the world and play games along the way, maybe share some crosswords too 🙂

Finally, we want to plug one of our very favorite puzzle tournaments! Lollapuzzoola, the greatest summertime crossword tournament ever held on a Saturday in August, is taking place concurrently in New York City and online on Saturday, August 27. This year's extravaganza is hosted by Brian Cimmet, Brooke Husic, and Sid Sivakumar, and features puzzles and games from over a dozen different creators. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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