Welcome to the first puzzle of 2016! It's Erik Agard this week, with an easyish one at 2/5 in difficulty, called "Animal Husbandry."
Thanks to everyone who solved my quartet of puzzles on New Year's Eve last week. The Buzzfeed puzzle is here, the BEQ puzzle is here, the Times puzzle is by subscription at their site, and the AVCX came in your inbox last week. If you happened to miss that last one, it's available free here. By all means let anyone who might want to try the AVCX know about it; anyone can download it from that link at no charge. The BEQ link includes a Q&A with some commentary about the whole project.
Lots of you have been in touch recently about things you'd like to see in 2016. We hear you, and are thinking about meta suites, specialty puzzles, and other good stuff for the next 12 months. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Finally, we're looking to do some advertising this year; if you happen to be involved in a print or digital concern in the general realm of puzzles and literary stuff, lemme know at email@example.com
See ya 'round,
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]