August 10, 2023 - "Double Down" - by Kenneth Cortes

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing this absolute delight of a crossword by Kenneth Cortes. We think you'll find it lightly challenging!

Kenneth is a high school physics teacher on Long Island. They became interested in crosswords after watching Twitch streamer Northernlion solve them on his livestreams, and began constructing in 2022. They have publications with Universal and the USA Today, and love meeting people in the fabulous crossword community! Feel free to reach out to them on Twitter @imsacapuntas for terrible memes and collaborations. When not crosswording, they spend time practicing guitar and playing fighting games on PC.

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Coming up next, on August 17: Amie Walker brings us a sassy themeless.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke