Welcome to the 30th AVCX puzzle of 2014 -- this week's is by your editor, Ben Tausig. It's titled "Lost Remains" and is 2.5/5 in difficulty. This is my first puzzle since the end of Ink Well one month ago.
Crossword news of note: cruciverbalist Alex Miller has begun constructing a puzzle for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a Brooklyn-based paper. Alex's puzzle has topical themes and local references, and starts running today. Always good to see print newspapers continuing to run crosswords, so check it out if you're in the area.