Paolo Pasco brings the fireworks this week with "Turning Green," which is in fact a very chill puzzle, even at 4.5/5 difficulty. Enjoy it!
Next week we'll have TWO puzzles, one sparkly themeless (by a guest) and one specialty offering (a gem by Francis Heaney; get ready, it's Orca fodder)
Finally, a plug for a puzzle tournament we are proudly sponsoring: Year 2 of Boswords, Boston's first crossword puzzle tournament, is Sunday, July 29 from 12-5 pm. To register and for information about format and constructors, go to www.boswords.com