AVCX Cryptic 10/26/23 by Trip Payne, edited by Nate Cardin

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Puzzle Notes

Hi all!

We are super lucky this week to share a dazzling cryptic by puzzle legend and icon Trip Payne. From the constructor:

Trip Payne is senior editor for the app Crosswords With Friends. His first published puzzle was a crossword in Games Magazine in 1983. He lives in the Los Angeles suburbs and enjoys immersive theater, game shows, and Eurovision.

We hope you enjoy the puzzle and the genuine artistry that has gone into these clues!

All our best,
Nate + the AVCX Cryptics team