March 6, 2023 - "Very, Very Good Friends" - Kelly Nguyen Dickson, edited by Olivia Mitra Framke

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

Tonight we're thrilled to be sending you this truly top-notch debut puzzle from roster member Kelly Nguyen Dickson titled "Very, Very Good Friends." This playful 10x11 puzzle is full of what a test solver affectionately called "be gay do pranks" vibes. We hope you find it bubbly, breezy, and bright!

Kelly (she/her) lives in Seattle and loves spending time outdoors, playing soccer, and trying her hand at new baking recipes. She began solving crosswords with her friends over Zoom in 2020 and now enjoys constructing them too.

Kelly says: "I'm super grateful to be publishing my first solo byline! Without spoiling too much, the theme of this puzzle means a lot to me and I'm very excited to share it with everyone. Shoutout to my amazing mentor Olivia for her brilliant guidance. Happy solving!"

Headed to your inbox tomorrow night: Pravan Chakravarthy's Lil AVC X debut!

Puzzle on,

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