January 4, 2023 - "Say My Name" - Brendan Emmett Quigley, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

The first AVCX puzzle of 2023 comes from BEQ and the Classic; it's called "Say My Name" and is 2.5/5 difficulty. Happy new year, all.

Meanwhile, thanks to all those who solved and entered the NYE bonus contest puzzle by Jeff Chen and Adam Wagner! I'm truly impressed by how many solvers finished the puzzle and got the solution in before the deadline, particularly given the occasion and the short timeline. The winner, drawn at random, is Deb Poppel, who wins a special prize. We hope everyone who didn't submit to the contest enjoyed it, too. The solution is attached here if you need it.

Ben and the expanded AVCX crew
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