This is the first of two consecutive meta puzzles. It's a 21x21 by the uber-talented Rebecca Falcon. 3/5 difficulty; the title is "Lost Soul". Rebecca reports that she is always happy to be publishing with the AVCX (as we are always thrilled to have her work! -ed). She is a theater & film professional living in NYC, who also wrote a puzzle for this year's Indie500 crossword tournament, for which you can register at https://www.theindie500.com/ . Follow her on Twitter @rebeccafalcon18.
Here's your instruction for the meta: "This puzzle's meta answer is a name. Follow some leads in the puzzle solution to find who got lost. Email the answer to email@example.com no later than midnight on Sunday, April 7, for a chance to win a prize."
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