January 16, 2019 - "AVCX Themeless #35" - Wyna Liu, edited by Ben Tausig

Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:
We're proud to publish a world debut today. Wyna Liu is the author of "AVCX Themeless #35," at 4.5/5 difficulty. Amazing work for any themeless, let alone a debut! Wyna lives in NYC, where she teaches yoga and makes jewelry using magnets. Find her at wynaliu.com, and on Instagram.
We received a record 415 submissions to last week's Francis Heaney meta contest (the solution is attached to this email, btw). Congrats to everyone who played. The winners, drawn at random from among the correct guesses, are Julie Hayne and Julian Lim, who each receive their choice of a prize.
Later this week, you'll receive the first Inkubator crossword! These will be sent biweekly for one year to all supporters of the Inkubator Kickstarter as well as to all AVCX subscribers, after which it will be available by independent subscription. The puzzles look fantastic and we think you'll enjoy them enormously.
Be well,
Ben and the AVCX crew
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