February 27, 2020 - "Sing, Goddess..." - by Debra Hamel

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Puzzle Notes

Honored subscribers,

February is giving us a little extra this year, so we're inspired to give a little extra too, in the form of Debra Hamel's "Sing, Goddess..." This puzzle has extra proportions (17-by-17 squares) and is a classic beauty, one that we think you'll find moderately challenging.

Debra Hamel is the author of a handful of books about ancient Greece, though nowadays she's more about editing other people's prose than writing her own. She's been solving crosswords for years but is new to constructing, with puzzles published so far by Universal and the LA Times. She enjoys reading, crocheting, chocolate Soylent, learning Esperanto, and, lately, staving off physical deterioration by playing Ring Fit Adventure. With her younger daughter slated to go to college in the fall, Debra fancies that she's entering her retirement years, which she hopes will allow more time for puzzles. Find Debra on Twitter at @debra_hamel.

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And there are even more extras coming your way! The Inkubator is joining puzzledom's "Women's March" by going weekly throughout the month of March. On March 5th, Jen McTeague starts us off with something decidedly tricksy.

Laura and Tracy