February 28, 2023 - "Step Back" - Dob Olino, edited by Sally Hoelscher

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

Tonight's puzzle is an 11x11 midi from Lil AVC X roster member Dob Olino, titled "Step Back." We think you'll find this well-choreographed puzzle a smooth addition to your crossword schedule.

Dob is a coffee geek by morning, cybersecurity professional by day, and cat dad by night. He first got into crosswords at a young age, but found a renewed passion for them in the last few years after starting to solve them daily with his good friend Momes, with whom he hosts a crossword stream. He also helps run an independent crossword blog.

Dob says: "I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing roster at Lil AVC X and am excited for solvers to do this first puzzle. I wanted my debut to be themed and I ended up thinking of something I think is fun and hope everybody enjoys it!"

Headed to your inbox next week: our first midis from roster members Kelly Nguyen Dickson and Pravan Chakravarthy.

Thanks for your support!

Your friends at Lil AVC X

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