AVCX Cryptic 3/16/23 by Brendan Emmett Quigley, edited by Claire Muscat

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Puzzle Notes

Hey, folks! This week we've got a puzzle for you from AVCX regular Brendan Emmett Quigley, who managed to compose a cryptic for us in between all the crosswords he's constantly writing over at his website. You have to respect the hustle.

Also, we'd like to apologize for an error in our last e-mail -- Katherine Bryant's nom d'énigme in the National Puzzlers' League is Saxifrage, not Saxikath. (Saxikath is her Twitter handle.)

We'll have a mini cryptic for you next week, and then we're back with a regular-size cryptic the week after. Be well, all!

-- The AVCX Cryptic Team