June 30, 2021 - "Sad Trombone" - Rebecca Goldstein, edited by Francis Heaney

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

Rebecca Goldstein makes her AVCX debut with "Sad Trombone," a 17x17, 4/5 difficulty puzzle edited by Francis Heaney.

Rebecca is a scientist developing immunotherapies for cancer. A New Yorker through and through, she lives in the Bay Area with her wife. Rebecca started making crosswords as a pandemic hobby and has since been published in several venues, including the LA Times, USA Today, and Universal, with more to come. Rebecca had a blast working on this grid with Francis and is excited to see it run in the AVCX! You can find her on Twitter @Rebecculous. Happy solving!

Meanwhile Francis also had a great time working on this puzzle with Rebecca, and other than that, has been busy with all the normal things people do -- reading Shakespeare on Zoom, posting dubious NYT Spelling Bee pangrams on Twitter, and making mash-ups, like this one from "Sunday in the Park With John, Paul, George, and Ringo": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miIQUbqnY3w

Be well,

Ben and the AVCX crew

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