Happy holiday; we're proud to introduce the work of Yolande Hardison, who makes her world debut with a guest puzzle today! It's called "Total Bust," and is 1.5/5 difficulty and 17x17 sized. We'll have another one for you, by Byron Walden, later in the week.
Yolande and I have been working together for a few months, and it's been a great pleasure getting to know her, including getting to know the theme of this puzzle. Attached to this email is a PDF with some information that you'll want to check out after solving the puzzle. Special thanks to Will Nediger and Erik Agard, who maintain a crossword mentoring page on Facebook that helped get Yolande into constructing crosswords. Look for more of her work in other puzzle venues soon.
Be good to yourself,
Ben and the AVCX crew
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