Brendan Emmett Quigley's "Hidden Levels" is 4/5 in difficulty. Enjoy the solve!
Erik Agard has a meta next week, not too hard but plenty timely. Details about a related contest will come next Wednesday. I'm up after that, and constructing the puzzle as we speak. Wish me luck!
Oh, and hey, did you know that Alex Boisvert keeps a free, open-to-the-public database of every AVCX clue ever? Click here to check it out -- you can search by clue or answer pattern. You can see how we've handled all the dirty words in our grids over the years, or satisfy any other curiosity you might have.
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]