April 10, 2023 - "Stop Sign" - Pravan Chakravarthy, edited by Steve Mossberg

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends:

We've got a fresh little Pravan Chakravarthy offering for you this evening called "Stop Sign." This 12x12 pushes some boundaries. Without giving too much away, we recommend using either XWord or Crossword Nexus to solve this puzzle. XWord can be downloaded for free; the Crossword Nexus solver is web-based and doesn't require a download.

Pravan says:

Very excited to be back with my second puzzle for Lil AVC X! The theme took a good deal of workshopping, originally having different crossing answers, but I'm really happy with how it turned out (and in the process I learned a lot about the 18-Across, which is pretty cool). It was also neat to turn an accepted convention in crosswords on its head. As always, many thanks to Steve, Brooke, and the editing team for their patience and great suggestions.

P.S. Three of the answers in this puzzle are all (somewhat intentionally) connected to a certain TV show. If you find the connection, congratulations!

Headed to your inbox tomorrow: another super fresh puzzle from Nancy Serrano-Wu.

Happy puzzling!

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