"126,000,000 Minecraft Fans Can't Be Wrong" (themeless) - Steve Mossberg, edited by Quiara Vasquez

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

The end of the year is almost upon us! It feels like just yesterday that AVCX+ started up, and yet somehow we're at puzzle #32, our last of 2022. We can barely believe it ourselves -- and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

Today's puzzle comes to us from Steve Mossberg. Steve is an educator, both in his day job as a music teacher, and as a puzzlemaker teaching countless Americans the ways of cryptic crosswords. Starting on the 18th, he'll be releasing a puzzle suite called "Eight Cryptic Nights" over the course of Hanukkah, which you'll be able to find on his website Square Pursuit.

This themeless puzzle from Steve, however, is 68 words and is a standard American-style crossword. It's titled "126,000,000 Minecraft Fans Can't Be Wrong," and we think you'll find this one rather satisfying to chip away at.

Stay warm and see you in 2023,

Quiara, Sid, Chris, Max, Ada, & the expanded AVCX crew

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