We're delighted to be publishing a delicious puzzle by the delightful Max Schlenker. We think you'll find it lightly challenging and very tasty!
Originally from rural North Carolina, Max is a paralegal and crossword constructor now based in Washington, D.C. When not constructing, Max plays in LGBTQ+ kickball and volleyball leagues and drinks lattes. Their work has also appeared in the Universal Crossword, the Los Angeles Times, and Max's puzzle blog.
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Coming up next, on July 13: a bit of glam from Adrienne Atkins.