AVCX Cryptic 5/9/24 by Matthew Stock, edited by Stella Zawistowski

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Puzzle Notes

Dear solvers,

We're so pleased to bring you a cryptic from a name you might associate more with sprightly and accessible standard American crosswords: It's Matthew Stock!

Matthew Stock (he/him) is a master's student in school counseling in Gainesville, Florida. This is his first published cryptic, but his other crosswords can be found all over the place.

Matthew and his family are raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this year to celebrate 15 years since his mother's recovery from t-cell lymphoma ' you can donate any amount here and email your receipt to Matthew for a bonus variety crossword that he constructed just for this occasion!

We hope you enjoy Matthew's distinctive voice and the cool wordplay finds he's picked out for you. Have a great solve!

Be well,
The AVCX Cryptic team