AVCX Cryptic 8/18/22 - by Larry Kline (@LowdownCryptic), edited by Francis Heaney

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Puzzle Notes

Greetings, cryptocruciverbophiles! This week's puzzle comes to you courtesy of Larry Kline (he/him), of Toronto, Canada -- which makes two Canadians in a row! Sort of a poutine routine we're settling into. Larry is a longtime cryptic solver and clue writer, but this is his debut crossword, and we're delighted to be publishing it.

You may know Larry via his Twitter alias, Lowdown Letter Banks (@LowdownCryptic), where you can find more than 500 letter bank clues to solve. You may also have seen his contributions to the weekly cryptic clue contest hosted by our own Stella Zawistowski (@stellaphone). Enjoy!

See you next week with a puzzle that's not by a Canadian, but by someone as nice as a Canadian: Nate Cardin! Till then, be well --

-- Francis (and the AVCX Cryptic Crew)