March 14, 2023 - "Eat Nuts, Kick Butts" - Darby Ratliff, edited by Will Eisenberg

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

We're thrilled to bring you the Lil AVC X debut of Darby Ratliff, called "Eat Nuts, Kick Butts"! It's a 12x9 grid we think you'll find breezy and badass.

Darby Ratliff (she/her) is a constructor who lives in St. Louis. She uses puzzles as a much needed contrast to her studies as a graduate student and enjoys thinking about food, words, and sports (in varying orders depending on the day). She also writes for Diary of a Crossword Fiend.

Darby says: "I'm so excited to be a part of the Lil AVC X roster this year! I've already learned so much and really cemented my love-hate relationship with CrossFire. Big shout out to Will for his help with this puzzle!"

Headed to your inbox tomorrow: our last two roster debuts!

Keep being awesome!

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