March 21, 2023 - "Suits Me!" - Eric Mao, edited by Ken Stern

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

We're excited to bring you Eric Mao's Lil AVC X debut, "Suits Me!" This eye-popping 15x15 grid includes an accessible theme and a smooth-solving 1.5/5 difficulty vibe. If you'd like to discover the grid shape as you go, we've included a Diagramless version as a PDF -- see below for hints (in rot-13).

****If you intend to solve the diagramless, the *only* file you should open is the pdf with "diagramless" in the title. The other files will spoil the grid shape!****

Eric (@EricMaoX) is a student at Columbia studying biology. He enjoys a variety of puzzles and games in his free time (although it's given him the unfortunate habit of making minis while he's supposed to be listening to his lectures). He loves cats and is a proud Houston native.

Eric says: "I wanted to shuffle it up a little from what I'm familiar with, so I decided to make a puzzle with grid art. Thanks so much to Ken for the fantastic and prompt editing -- I hope everyone enjoys solving this puzzle!"

Headed to your inbox next Monday: a fun midi from Dob Olino.

Thank you for your support of Lil AVC X!

Your friends at Lil AVC X


To reveal hints for solving the diagramless, use

Note: Gur chmmyr qbrf abg sbyybj nyy gur hfhny ehyrf bs Nzrevpna-fglyr pebffjbeqf.

Starting square: Gur svefg fdhner bs 1-Qbja vf va gur rvtugu (zvqqyr) pbyhza bs gur tevq.

Grid symmetry: Gur tevq unf yrsg-evtug flzzrgel.

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