July 8, 2015 - "Wanna Make Alphabet?" - Tyler Hinman, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Hi friends: 

Here is Tyler Hinman with "Wanna Make Alphabet?" at 3.5/5 in difficulty. Happy solving! We've got a bonus puzzle with a contest coming later in the week, too. Look for it on Friday.

If you're a fan of themeless puzzles, good news: AVCX friend and editor extraordinaire Peter Gordon is reviving his former Washington Post puzzler as an independent feature. It's called the Fireball Postmodern Puzzler, and you can sign up for it here. It's a 52-times-a-year tough themeless crossword and is distinct from Fireball Crosswords (45 times a year, themed and themeless) and Fireball Newsflash Crosswords (20 times a year, based on the news). Just a few days left; it's some of the best themeless work you'll find anywhere.

Oh, and just for fun... I've been making a lot of Spotify playlists for my kids. Here's a recent one with songs that reference specific places in New York City: Here ya go, for those into such things. (You need Spotify, obviously, to hear it; there's a free version)


Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]