September 13, 2023 - "AV Classic Themeless #71" - Evan Mulvihill and Ryan McCarty, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Evan Mulvihill and Ryan McCarty make their AVCX Classic collaborative debut today with a gorgeous, tricky themeless at 5/5 difficulty. This is our 71st themeless.

Evan Mulvihill is a crossword constructor living in San Francisco, CA. His crosswords have been published by the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, and the Universal Crossword. When he's not working as a pharmacist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, he enjoys skiing down trails he is completely unqualified to be on and creating Spotify playlists with titles like "Extra Chill Vibes 'ONLY'." He is working on creating more themeless crosswords that slap, chew, and tear, so that his crossword blog FlossWords can become more fire. Collab?

Ryan McCarty meanwhile has written dozens of crossword puzzles for various publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and AVCX. He runs an indie crossword blog McGrids on-and-off featuring mostly challenging themeless puzzles. In his free time, Ryan also sings as a baritone in several vocal ensembles and writes choral music. His Bacon number is 2.
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