This week we have a guest puzzle by Kate Hawkins, an exciting new constructor! It's called "Leaves Unsettled," and is 2.5/5 difficulty. This puzzle is co-edited by Wyna Liu and Ben Tausig.
Kate has been solving puzzles since before she was old enough to hide them behind her textbooks. She started constructing crossword puzzles seriously this winter and is now totally hooked. By day, Kate is a product manager at KQED public media, where she builds digital products to support the future of independent, local journalism. She lives in Oakland, California with her wife and two cats. You can follow her (and her puzzles) on Twitter @kateshawkins.
The AVCX is joining March for Women, a month (five weeks in our case) of puzzles made by female-identified constructors. We'll also have some female guest-editors during that stretch.