Erik Agard brings us "You Snooze, You Lose," a 4/5 difficulty puzzle with a meta. Here are your instructions:
Oh no! Someone got to the morning paper before you, and they already started the crossword. Oh well, I guess youll just have to try and ignore their--seriously? THATS their answer for 1-Down? Good grief. Did they get anything right?
The meta solution is a two-word phrase, eleven letters in total, that tells you what you might need to do to avoid this situation in the future. Send your answer to email@example.com by end of Sunday, February 28 for a chance to win a prize.
(You may wish to open two copies of this puzzle at once)
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]