October 2, 2013 - "Fill in the ___" - Patrick Blindauer, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear subscribers: 

Say hi to Patrick Blindauer, who enters the American Values Club mix as of today. His debut, "Fill in the ___," is rated 3/5.

Patrick is one of the most creative and in-demand constructors anywhere; you may know him from The New York Times or the annual Lollapuzzoola tournament, or http://www.patrickblindauer.com/, where he posts new puzzles monthly. Patrick is a native North Dakotan who moved to NYC in 1998, where he had a few successes in acting (roles in "Strangers with Candy" and "A Beautiful Mind") and then transitioned to music direction. Nowadays he acquires and edits puzzle books for Sterling, working remotely from his home in St. Louis.

His new book, just released in fact, is called "Wide-Screen Crosswords": http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wide-screen-crosswords-patrick-blindauer/1114552550?ean=9781402778841 

Welcome to the team, Patrick.

-Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com]