May 19, 2021 - "Parting Company" - Malaika Handa, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

We welcome guest constructor Malaika Handa this week! Her "Parting Company" is 3/5 difficulty, and won't disappoint.

Malaika is a software engineer who spends too much time on Twitter (@malisolves) and is on a quest to find the best slice of chocolate cake in Brooklyn. She curates an almost-daily midi puzzle at She also posts larger puzzles, whenever she has time, over here. And she is a constructor for the Boswords summer tournament (registration opens in July). Lastly, she wants the world to know that she is using the payment for this puzzle to buy season tickets for Gotham FC. Support women's soccer!!

Thanks, Malaika! Enjoy the puzzle, everyone!

Be well,

Ben and the AVCX crew // @avcxword