Good news and bad news this week! Well, before getting to that, the weekly puzzle, attached, is by your editor, Ben Tausig, rated 2.5/5 and titled "Nuclear Reaction Buttons."
Good news first: the selfsame Ben, as some of you know, formerly constructed a weekly crossword called Ink Well that ran in alternative weekly newspapers. We're putting together a curated set of the best of Ink Well from its last few years, which will be offered soon. To get you excited, we're giving away FIVE puzzles from the set FREE for a brief time. Click here to get 'em!. Happy free solving!
OK, now the bad news. Last week's puzzle contained an error, specifically in the clue for 40-Across. We strive to provide error-free puzzles always, understanding how frustrating it is to encounter such when solving, and sincerely apologize for the issue! In order to be transparent as well as suitably archival about the mistakes that we make, I have created a Wikia page for reporting of problems in AVCX puzzles. (The entry for last week's puzzle details the error more fully). All are welcome to contribute; if you spot a problem, post it along with a source if necessary. If the error is confirmed, we'll fix it for future publications of the puzzle.
Thanks for understanding, apologies again, and enjoy the Ink Wells,
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]