June 28, 2017 - "Sesquitchewan" - Erin Rhode, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends: 

Erin Rhode's "Sesquitchewan" is 2/5 difficulty. Thanks, Erin!

Last week we asked you to tell us your favorite musical EP for a chance to win a copy of Andrew Ries's new Crossword EP, which includes 20 original themeless puzzles. Drawn at random, the winners are Joshua Allen, Hannah Burstein, and Andrew Rosenberg. Joshua suggested the Pixies' "Come On Pilgrim"; Hannah likes St. Vincent's "Paris Is Burning"; Andrew is partial to FKA Twigs - "EP2." Overall, we had more than 80 entries. A few people suggested more than one item, which is fine. I put all of the recommended EPs that are on Spotify in a playlist, which you can hear here. An excel file with all of the suggestions is attached as well. Even if you didn't win, you can buy Andrew's EP at the link above.

Oh, and I told you there was a correct answer, which is the case. Broadcast's masterpiece, "Extended Play Two," is first on the playlist. It's a very good list overall, nice work. I really, really enjoyed going through all the submissions.

I have a puzzle next week.


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