February 4, 2015 - "Eh? Two Brutes?" - Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Hi friends: 

Would you look at that? It's my turn! "Eh? Two Brutes?," at 2.5/5 in difficulty, is this week's puzzle. Enjoy it!

If you happen to be a New York City subway and/or Long Island Rail Road commuter, and you solve crosswords to pass the time, there's every chance that a creepy crossword editor might hand you an AVCX business card. If you happen to have been one of the accosted, and you subscribed as a result, I'd be curious to know.

Meanwhile, continuing the recent tradition of giving big ups to our friends who make top-notch puzzles, I'd like to offer a special rec for Matt Gaffney, who posts a new meta at his site every Friday, as he has done since 2008. MGWCC is currently at #348, and the series will run until #1000, which means August 13th, 2027. I'm a big fan. It's $26 per year to join, and promises an andrenaline rush as well as great prizes. Oh, and Matt also has a daily crossword, which is free. AND he has three books of metas. Not to mention that dude used to write some very fine puzzles for us.


Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]