February 24, 2016 - "You Snooze, You Lose" - Erik Agard, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Hi friends: 

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 snooze@avxwords.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)

Good luck!

Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]