May 4, 2023 - "Bottom Energy" - by Brooke Husic

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This week we bring you a delightful puzzle by the talented constructor Brooke Husic. We think you'll find it moderately challenging.

Brooke has been the Inkubator's managing editor for almost two years. She also runs Lil AVC X and, with Sid Sivakumar and Brian Cimmet, co-edits for Lollapuzzoola (this year's tournament is August 19 in NYC!). Occasionally she also has time to write puzzles -- check her out in the New Yorker, the USA Today, and on her blog. Hit Brooke up on Twitter anytime at @xandraladee.

Brooke, along with Rachel Fabi and Claire Rimkus, is also one of the editors for These Puzzl3s Fund Abortion, which is very close to its goal of raising $25,000 (to be distributed evenly among five abortion funds). Donate here to get the amazing puzzle pack -- including several puzzles by Inkubator constructors! -- and click here to read more about the pack.

When you're done solving, check out Diary of a Crossword Fiend for a write-up and discussion, every Friday after an Inkubator puzzle is published. For general updates, follow us on Twitter at @InkubatorXWords, and visit our website. Thanks to all of our subscribers for your continuing support, feedback, and kindness!

Coming up next, on May 11: a sweet treat from Rachel Simon.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke