AVCX Cryptic 9/28/23 by Andy Yingst, edited by Francis Heaney

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Puzzle Notes

Hello again, friends -- this week I'm delighted to bring you another constructor making their AVCX cryptic debut: Andy Yingst! (Not their first cryptic, just their first cryptic for us.) Andy (they/them) is a math professor and father who loves TV mysteries. They've been solving cryptics for 30 years and constructing them under the name juff for a year and a half. They can be found streaming cryptics at Twitch and their puzzles have appeared in The Browser and Out of Left Field, but generally appear on their blog. You can also find them on Bluesky as @juffowup.bsky.social.

Coming up next: a variety cryptic from Steve Mossberg! Get hype! But also be hype right now and enjoy this week's puzzle! See you back here in a fortnight --

-- Francis (and the AVCX Cryptic crew)