October 19, 2023 - "Themeless #48" - by Carly Schuna

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Not to say this week's puzzle has a theme, but we think dog lovers will be especially tickled by this 72-word themeless from the effervescent Carly Schuna. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Carly Schuna is a circus performer/coach and word lover based in Madison, WI. She began regularly solving crosswords more than 10 years ago and occasionally moonlights as a test solver for various puzzle and game books. In addition to the Inkubator, she has had puzzles accepted with Crosswords Club, L.A. Times, Universal, and the NYT. When not working with words, Carly is probably German wheeling, doing some kind of trapeze, juggling, or snuggling with her three dogs. You can follow her on Instagram at @headoverwheelscircus.

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Coming up next, on November 2: Priyanka Sethy shows us what's in style.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke