November 2, 2023 - "It's Extremely Popular in Some Circles" by Priyanka Sethy

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

Solving crosswords has long been a wildly popular pastime with the word-loving community, and in tribute to that sentiment we're pleased to deliver this week's puzzle by talented constructor Priyanka Sethy: "It's Extremely Popular in Some Circles." We think you'll find it moderately challenging and maximally fun!

Originally from a small town in the Indian Himalayas, Priyanka Sethy is a PhD student at Harvard University, studying government and political science. She loves anything wordplay and picked up crossword construction as a pandemic hobby. In her spare time, she likes painting, keeping her plants alive, and learning new languages. Find Priyanka on Twitter at @PriyankaSethy_.

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Coming up next, on November 9: Jasmeet Arora's Inkubator debut is a hit.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke