We're delighted to publish this banger of a debut by Rebecca Goldstein. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!
Rebecca is a scientist developing immunotherapies for cancer. A New Yorker at heart, she lives in the Bay Area with her wife. Rebecca started making crosswords as a pandemic hobby and has been published in several venues, including the LA Times, USA Today, and Universal, with more to come. This was Rebecca's first puzzle accepted for publication, and it holds a special place in her heart. Find Rebecca on Twitter at @Rebecculous.
Tournament alert! Lollapuzzoola is happening on Saturday, August 21! (which is a Saturday in August ...) This year's tournament is all online, and features a full program of crosswords, minis, metas, puzzle suites, bonus games, constructor interviews, and more. The live tournament starts at 12:30pm EDT -- but you can also get the puzzles by email to solve at your leisure. And Inkubator is a sponsor this year! Read more about it and sign up at www.bemoresmarter.com/lollapuzzoola.
Coming up next, on August 12: a puzzle with bite from Elizabeth Jewlal.