January 31, 2024 - "Record Setting" - Dan Schwartz and Shannon Rapp, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Dan Schwartz and Shannon Rapp, a fantastic team, have this week's Classic puzzle, a 21x21 called "Record Setting" which is 3.5/5 difficulty.

Shannon is a host of the Midwest Crossword Tournament (Chicago, 2024), a volunteer for Daily Crossword Links, an editor at Lil AVC X and the indie project Lemonade Disco, and the reigning ACPT E Division champion. Her puzzles have been published by the Los Angeles Times, Universal, Fireball, The Modern, The Inkubator, USA Today, The Browser, and The New York Times.

Dan Schwartz lives in New York with his spouse and two cats. His puzzle blog is called xwordswithbabka.

Plug! Registration is now open for the Boswords 2024 Winter Wondersolve, an online crossword tournament which will be held on Sunday, February 4 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Solvers can compete individually or in pairs and will complete four puzzles (three themed and one themeless) edited by Brad Wilber. To register, to see the constructors, and for more details, go to www.boswords.org.

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