We have another guest puzzle this week, this time from our friend Andrew Ries! It's called "Double-Headers," and is 5/5 in difficulty.
Andrew's puzzle contains a meta solution. Solve the puzzle, find the meta answer, and send the latter to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of Sunday, February 22nd to be entered in a drawing to win one of three six-month subscription extensions.
Andrew J. Ries is a semi-professional crossword constructor living in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He constructs puzzles for two subscription services: a weekly standard crossword and a Rows Garden variety puzzle. He has also written six books of crosswords, the latest of which is "Creepy Crosswords"
AriesXword is currently in the process of a five-puzzle interconnected meta suite contest, titled A Cavalcade of Stars. All solvers who subscribe during the contest period (which ends on March 6th) will get access to all contest puzzles, regardless if they sign up after the contest started. If youd like to try your hand at a different kind of challenge, check it out here.
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]