March 1, 2023 - "Scorched Earth" - Ben Tolkin, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Ben Tolkin makes his AV Classic debut this week with a puzzle called "Scorched Earth." It's on the easy side at 1.5/5 difficulty. Welcome, Ben!

Ben Tolkin lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he writes educational content about technology (for work) and poems about obscure historical figures (for fun). He has a too-rarely-updated puzzle blog at and a too-frequently updated twitter account at @_bbctol

Get ready for the Cryptic tomorrow.

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