December 8, 2022 - *thud from another room* - by Zaineb Akbar and Barbara Lin

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

It's time to renew! In 2023, we're continuing our commitment to quality progressive, feminist crosswords. Another year of the Inkubator will cost just $30 for 36 puzzles (plus a few bonuses) -- that's three puzzles per month, at less than one dollar per puzzle, and the same price as last year's subscription. We hope you'll join us for our fifth year, which will feature creative themes from C.C. Burnikel, Chandi Deitmer, and Rebecca Goldstein; debuts from Max Schlenker and Darby Ratliff; themelesses from Robyn Weintraub and Wyna Liu; and many more! Click here to renew your Inkubator subscription for $30. A subscription to the Inkubator makes a great gift, too, and you can purchase gift subscriptions through our site. All 2023 subscriptions include access to all puzzles from our previous subscription years.

Tonight we're delighted to be publishing this delightfully chaotic puzzle by the extremely talented pair Zaineb Akbar and Barbara Lin. We think you'll find it moderately challenging.

Zaineb started solving crossword puzzles in 2020, she fell in love with them and started making her own -- the Crossword Puzzle Collaboration Directory and Crossweird were a great help.

After many years enjoying crosswords and other word puzzles, Barb began constructing crossword puzzles in 2019. Her puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Universal, Los Angeles Times, Fireball, and Boswords Themeless League. Barb lives with her husband in their empty nest in suburban Philadelphia. She works as an engineer.

Coming up next, on December 15: a seasonally apt themeless from Christina Iverson.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke