September 8, 2022 - "It's All in the Delivery" - by Sara Nies

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Stand up for this command performance, "It's All in the Delivery," by Sara Nies. We think you'll find it moderately challenging and highly entertaining!

Sara Nies is a Puzzles & Games Producer for the New Yorker. Her puzzles have appeared in USA Today and Universal, and she was formerly fact checker and test solver for the Inkubator. When not catching up with friends at crossword competitions, she knits, runs, and generally enjoys New York, where she lives with her cat and boyfriend.

Both the constructor and editor of this puzzle would like to thank Patti Varol for her extensive feedback on an earlier draft.

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Coming up next, on September 15: a beguiling themeless from Quiara Vasquez.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke