May 21, 2020 - "Period Piece" - by Alex Briñas

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Puzzle Notes

Dear subscribers,

Hi, it's us again! Some of you received a surprise encore mailing of the May 7 puzzle last night. Looks like the Inkubator sprang a leak! Well, that's nothing today's resourceful constructor, Alex Briñas, can't handle. Alex is the Inkubator's ingenious graphic designer and webmaster, and she's here with her solo debut, "Period Piece." We think you'll find it absorbing and lightly challenging.

Alex is a designer in NYC who can often be found cooking, ukulele-ing, plant mom-ing, or working on a children's book with her partner. Find her doodles and other musings on Instagram at @plump_dumpling.

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Coming up next, Amanda Rafkin returns to the Inkubator with something new to start off the month of June.

Hoping you are all safe and well,
Laura and Tracy