After a couple of challenging puzzles, Stella Zawistowski brings us an easier (2/5 difficulty) crossword called "Rear-ended," but 5/5 in fun, as we do.
Thanks to everyone who submitted an answer to last week's Gaffney/Lucido meta, "The Hunt Is On!" The solution is attached, and further discussed at crosswordfiend.com. We received 388 submissions, about 85% of which were correct. The two winners, drawn at random from among the correct answers, are Deborah Prince and Audrey Tawdry, who will each receive a prize. We appreciate everyone who played. And by the way, if you liked that meta, Matt Gaffney's Weekly Crossword Contest has been a source of some of the best metas in the world since 2008. The main site is here, and you can subscribe to it for $3/month here.
Ben and the AVCX crew
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