May 29, 2019 - "Use Your Illusion" - Mira Martin-Gray and Niamh Girling, edited by Ben Tausig

Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:
Please welcome to crossword puzzledom, Mira Martin-Gray and Niamh Girling, whose co-authored debut puzzle is called "Use Your Illusion," and is 2.5/5 difficulty! Hooray!
Mira and Niamh love crosswords and each other. They began constructing together as a way to liven up a holiday card for family and friends (sample: Sonic the Hedgehog's holiday booty? FIVE GOLDEN RINGS). They are both active in the local experimental music scene in Toronto. 
AND Mira has a new album which is "a rebuke against transphobia, evoking the quotidian to the utopian with domestic appliances, abstract electronics, and alien kissy noises." You can (and should) hear it here! I bought my own advance copy already, and if you're into experimental music it's highly recc'ed. 
Be well,
Ben and the AVCX crew
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