AVCX Cryptic 10/20/2022 by Katie Hamill, edited by Stella Zawistowski

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Puzzle Notes

Dear solvers,

We're excited to bring you a cryptic this week from a mainstay of the puzzle community, Katie Hamill!

A lifelong puzzle enthusiast, Katie Hamill was very proud of herself when she began to figure out the cryptics in Games Magazine back in the eighties. Since then, she has been a speed solver of crosswords and a sometime puzzle constructor, including for the MIT Mystery Hunt and the Boston Area Puzzle Hunt League. She is the treasurer of the National Puzzlers' League -- get in touch to find out how to join! Find her on Twitter at @HaitiCamel.

Katie's clever entries in the #crypticcluecontest caught our eyes a while ago, and we're so glad that has turned into a full-on puzzle from her. It's full of personality and we hope you enjoy it!

Be well,
The AVCX Cryptic team