January 5, 2023 - "Viva Forever (Spice Up Your Life!)" - by Chandi Deitmer

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Puzzle Notes

Happy New Year!

An announcement: The Inkubator is open for themed and themeless submissions from women and nonbinary constructors for the month of January only. For details, see our website. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tonight, we're delighted to be publishing this zesty puzzle by the fabulous Chandi Deitmer. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Chandi fell in love with crosswords in college when she could go to her corner newsstand and pick up the AVCX in print -- what days those were! From there, she found herself abroad, missing her beloved English language, and would soothe herself on train rides with a book of New York Times crosswords. When not gamifying all aspects of her life, she is a social worker who enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and endless binges of the worst reality shows. (Watch "Selling Sunset." Really.) She lives in Cambridge, MA with her toothless wundercat, Marlowe H. Bucket.

Coming up next, on January 12: a new outfit from Max Schlenker and Sara Cantor.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke