May 10, 2023 - "Fingers Crossed!" - Karen Lurie, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This week's Classic is by Karen Lurie, who is also part of our editorial team. It's called "Fingers Crossed!" at 2/5 difficulty.

The puzzle has a light meta, a single word that describes what one who would 69-Across hopes for. Send that single word to by the end of Sunday, May 14, and you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of our fancy new AVCX mugs!

If you'd like to see what the mugs look like, check out the latest post on, on Bluesky where we've planted a new social media flag. The same account also has some enticing cheese content. See ya soon!
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