August 6, 2014 - "Magazine Inserts" - Francis Heaney, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear subscribers: 

This week's puzzle, besides being a generously proportioned 21x21, is also a contest. It is titled "Magazine Inserts," by Francis Heaney, and it's 5/5.

After completing the grid, you'll find two extra theme entries concealed in highlighted squares in the grid. Helpfully, there are two bonus clues for those entries; unhelpfully, it is up to you to determine which letters belong to which entry. One reads from left to right, and the other reads from top to bottom. Send in those two bonus answers to for a chance to win a six-month subscription extension for you or a six-month gift subscription for a friend.

The bonus clues are as follows:

Reading left to right in some circled squares: In "Lady and the Tramp," what Lady requires to be a tramp? (3 words, 12 letters)

Reading top to bottom in the remaining circled squares: When you can expect your soy sauce pastry to show up? (3 words, 15 letters)


-Ben and the AVCX crew [, @AVCXWord]