August 3, 2023 - "Me Time" - by Wendy L. Brandes and Ayesha Agarwal

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This week, we encourage everyone to include some self-care, and as luck would have it, Wendy L. Brandes and Ayesha Agarwal have just the crossword puzzle for a self-care day: a lightly challenging puzzle titled 'Me Time.' Enjoy!

Wendy L. Brandes is a lawyer, professor, and children's book author. Her puzzles have appeared in the Inkubator, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boswords and Universal Crosswords. When she is not thinking about crosswords, she can be found knitting, engaging in vicious games of Catan, or rooting on the Yankees, Rangers, Giants, and Swarthmore Garnet. She is very grateful to the Inkubator for publishing puzzles by women and for their incredible editorial insights. Find Wendy on Twitter at @wendybrandes1, where she retweets lots of photos of cute dogs.

Ayesha Agarwal grew up in Singapore, later moving to New York to attend college. She worked as a software engineer in a rural part of Western Kenya after graduating and eventually found herself in Los Angeles, where she currently resides, after another stint in Manhattan. She works in affordable housing and is an avid writer on the side. Ayesha discovered crosswords while deep in the throngs of existential crisis and has been hooked ever since. When not experimenting with word play and witticism, she enjoys distance running, exploring the world with her beloved Canon AE-1 in tow and falling into film trivia Wikipedia clickholes.

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Coming up next, on August 10: a delightful debut from Kenneth Cortes.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke