September 22, 2021 - "Top This" - Brendan Emmett Quigley, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

Brendan Emmett Quigley's "Top This" is 3/5 difficulty. Happy solving as always.

Two plugs! Both Boston-centric. First, registration for the Boswords 2021 Fall Themeless League is now open! This 10-week event starts with a Preseason puzzle on Monday, September 27 and features weekly themeless puzzles -- clued at three levels of difficulty -- from an all-star roster of constructors and edited by Brad Wilber. To register, to solve a practice puzzle, view the constructor line-up, and learn more, go to

And a special message from Brendan: "Hey there. My band, The Boston Typewriter Orchestra, was looking for something fun to do o'er the pandemic. And so we asked other people to do the heavy lifting for us and remix our stuff. We're rolling out new songs each Tuesday, there's two up there so far. We've got Bob from Pavement coming up soon, plus Philly's noise metal kings Full of Hell a bit later. Get on board!"

Be well,

Ben and the AVCX crew // @avcxword