Hard themeless this week from Kameron Austin Collins. Solve and enjoy the AVCX's 13th themeless, at 4.5/5 difficulty!
Last week's meta, by Francis Heaney, saw just 63 correct answers come in. That means it was hard. Which means, therefore, that we chose THREE winners instead of the usual one or two. Mike Weepie, Yuval Wigderson, and Jeff Louie will each receive three-month subscription extensions. Congratulations! And for those who're still working on it, you can let us know when you crack the solution, even if it's too late for the contest: email@example.com.
Blindauer next week, then me.
Ben and the AVCX crew [avxword.com, @AVCXWord]