October 5, 2023 - "Oh na-na, what's my name?" - by Courtney Essary Messenbaugh

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing Courtney Essary Messenbaugh's world debut, which we think you'll find lightly challenging!

This is Courtney's first-ever published crossword! She's over the moon about it and incredibly grateful to the Inkubator team (shout out, Brooke!) for patiently working with her. She's eager to keep learning and hopes to develop more puzzles in the near future. When not thinking about crosswords Courtney runs a small communications consultancy, dabbles in writing short humor & other things, and tries to keep up with her three teenagers, two dogs, and one husband. She likes yoga, hiking, animals, reading, toast, and rambling aimlessly through urban and rural environments. Find Courtney on Twitter at @courtney_essary.

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Coming up next, on October 12: Rebecca Goldstein gets the girls together.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke