This week's puzzle is by your editor, Ben Tausig; it's called 'Part of America,' at 2.5/5 difficulty. It's a dark theme! Don't worry, everything is fine here. Or, you know, as fine as it can be.
We think (fingers, toes, everything else crossed) that we have solved some of the more glaring technical problems that arose when we transitioned to a new CMS two weeks ago. We've gotten lots of support requests, and to my knowledge have replied to them all -- including those who missed the puzzle from two weeks ago entirely, as well as those who got a huge number of extra attachments last week. If you've had any other issues, though, or if you haven't heard back from us, please follow up! Thanks, as always, for your patience.
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