July 2, 2014 - "Online Connections" - Tyler Hinman, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear subscribers: 

Tyler Hinman brings us "Online Connections" this week, and it's 3/5 in difficulty.

We hope that the puzzle makes a good companion to your Independence Day weekend. At 72 words, it has more non-thematic long entries (7+ letters) than you might be used to seeing in a themed puzzle. Tyler is quietly outstanding at putting elegant themes into low word-count grids.

There is, meanwhile, one clue that Tyler specifically said he would "feel bad taking credit for." (Because Caleb and I wrote it!) See if you can figure out which clue that is ...

Enjoy the break,

-Ben and the AVCX crew [avxwords.com, @AVCXWord]