September 27, 2017 - "Stretch Runs" - Byron Walden, edited by Ben Tausig
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Byron Waldens latest is Stretch Runs, at 2.5/5 difficulty. Byrons puzzles are among the hardest to which to assign difficulty ratings, so your mileage may vary, maybe very very.
We also have a bonus puzzle! This was recently presented as a free handout at RuPaul's DragCon NYC, thanks to the helpful generosity of the folks behind rupawsdragrace.com, who lent us a corner of their table and made the puzzle printouts. You're getting this puzzle as it was presented, which means it includes both AV Club promotional copy and a huge amount of "Rupaul's Drag Race"-specific references throughout the entire puzzle, hunty! Feel free to share if you know anyone who might enjoy it.
Finally, a plug for our pals at Puzzability, the xword concern run by Mike Shenk, Amy Goldstein, and Robert Leighton, who now have a store where you can get their Bryant Park tournament crosswords, among other treats. The Bryant Park bundle includes all the crosswords from Puzzability's 2016 and 2017 Bryant Park tournaments. To get a PDF of eight 15-by-15 crosswords by Mike Shenk for only $10, order here.
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