AVCX Cryptic 9/8/2022 by Stella Zawistowski, edited by Francis Heaney

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Puzzle Notes

Hello, fellow cryptids! I think all the other AVCX+ features are taking this week off, but we're not! (Don't get too excited, it just means we'll take a different week off later.) But wait, get excited again!!, because we've got a fab puzzle for you by our own Stella Zawistowski. If you can't get enough of Stella's puzzles, you can find many others in the New Yorker's cryptic archives. Those are a little easier than the one she's written for us, so if you get stuck here, maybe loosen up over there and then come back for another try!

Let's go in Fallon's yard (6-1) --

-- Francis (and the AVCX cryptic crew)