June 17, 2020 - "You Wear It Well" - Francis Heaney, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

Francis Heaney's "You Wear It Well" is a hard one, at 4.5/5 difficulty. Happy solving.

We'll have a bonus cryptic from the selfsame Francis later this week, edited by Tyler Hinman. And with it, we'll be sending out a survey to figure out what kind of appetite for cryptics exists among our solvers. We may add them regularly in the future as a separate feature! More in the coming days ...

Meanwhile, in light of recent protests and the overdue attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, AVCX constructor Aimee Lucido has an announcement: "I have been thinking about the arenas in which I have access, and where I could be doing more to expand and diversify the group of people who share that access. One of those areas is, of course, crossword puzzles. So I have decided to accept up to three new crossword constructor mentees. If you are interested in learning how to make crossword puzzles, please reach out. If there is a lot of interest, I'll be giving priority to underrepresented groups, and specifically to Black constructors. Looking forward to working with you!" Please contact Aimee at Aimeellucido@gmail.com if you are interested in mentorship.

Be well,

Ben and the AVCX crew

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