January 16, 2020 - "The Last Word" - by Christina Iverson

Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,
Have you ever had the last word? You're getting one this week, with our moderately challenging offering from Christina Iverson. It may be titled "The Last Word," but it won't be the last from us, and we know it won't be the last from Christina, a talented emerging constructor.
Christina is a stay-at-home mom to one wonderful two year old, with one more on the way. She began solving puzzles in the summer of 2018 when her son was an infant. Puzzles met her need for something more intellectually stimulating than reading "Barnyard Dance." After a couple of months of solving, she became curious about the construction process, and began making her own puzzles that fall. 
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Coming up next, on January 30: a (dis)appearing act from Janie Smulyan.
All best,
Laura and Tracy