Tyler Hinman's "Shift Happens," this week's puzzle, is 3/5 in difficulty.
Back at the AVCX laboratory, we are hard at work on a special puzzle extravaganza for the American Crossoword Puzzle Tournament, coming up March 7-9 in Brooklyn, New York. This set of puzzles will be free to AVCX subscribers - even those who aren't at the tournament, and they'll be fully solvable from home. But for those in attendance in Brooklyn, you'll also have a chance to win prizes. If you plan to be there, please stop by the AVCX table and say hi.
Meanwhile, if your subscription is set to lapse, you should be receiving (or have already received) an email with instructions on resubscribing. If not, simply log in with your username and password at avxwords.com to check your subscription status. We've also had a few requests from solvers who want to pay by check or other non-credit card, non-Paypal methods. Simply send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll tell you how to do so.