September 29, 2021 - "Sup?" - Patrick Blindauer, edited by Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends:

Patrick Blindauer has this week's puzzle, a 3/5 difficulty offering called "Sup?"

One more plug for AVCX constructor Aimee Lucido's just-released book for middle schoolers, called Recipe for Disaster. It's about a twelve-year-old Jew-ish girl who goes behind her family's back to give herself the bat mitzvah of her dreams. You can find copies wherever books are sold (or better yet, your local independent bookstore or library). Signed copies are sold exclusively through Aimee's neighborhood bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's. (In which case, be sure to tell her who to sign it to in the notes section!)

Also a reminder that registration for the Boswords 2021 Fall Themeless League is now open. One of the most fun 10-week events in all of puzzledom started this week with a Preseason puzzle on Monday, to be followed soon by weekly themeless puzzles -- clued at three levels of difficulty -- from an all-star roster of constructors and edited by Brad Wilber. To register, solve a practice puzzle, view the constructor line-up, and learn more, go to

Be well,

Ben and the AVCX crew // @avcxword