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.