March 2, 2023 - "Opening the Door" - by Rebecca Goldstein

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing the great Rebecca Goldstein tonight with a moderately challenging puzzle that has a certain swagger and bearing... and might give your inner child all the feels.

Rebecca is a scientist developing immunotherapies for cancer. A New Yorker at heart, she lives in the Bay Area with her wife, who encouraged her to start making crosswords during the pandemic. Her puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other mainstream and indie venues. Find Rebecca on Twitter at @Rebecculous.

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Coming up next, on March 9: Sally Hoelscher stacks things up.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke