Today's crossword comes to you from new Lil AVC X editor Rose Sloan! Make sure you choose a chill Spotify playlist before you tuck into "Crossword (Sad Girl Autumn Version)", a breezy, playful 9x9 puzzle that is bringing smooth, sonorous vibes.
Rose Sloan (she/they) is an academic living in New York. She started constructing crosswords about a year and a half ago, and has had puzzles published in USA Today and the Inkubator, as well as on her own blog A Crossword Rose. In her limited spare time, she knits socks and plays a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.
Rose says: "I'm very excited to share this puzzle with you and even more excited to be an editor for Lil AVC X this year! I can't wait to see all the great puzzle's from this year's roster. I hope you all enjoy tonight's puzzle, perhaps while listening to some good music."
Headed to your inbox tomorrow night: more playful vibes in Olivia Mitra Framke's AVC X debut.