September 12, 2019, "Un-Sound Barriers" - by Annemarie Brethauer

Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,
Ever felt like something was holding you back? Nothing holding us back from saying how delighted we are to be publishing our latest, 'Un-Sound Barriers' by Annemarie Brethauer. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!
Despite leaving the study of linguistics for a career in government cable television, Annemarie Brethauer never lost her love of wordplay. Creating documentaries on subjects like zoning codes challenged her to make the most arcane subject matter interesting, a skill which she hopes guides her crossword puzzle construction. Her puzzles have appeared in Games World of Puzzles magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los Angeles Times, Universal Syndicate and USA Today, among other publications.
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Coming up next, on September 26: our fourth themeless, a chewy confection from the legendary Patti Varol.
All best,
Laura and Tracy