July 16, 2020 - "Letters for Gloria and Dorothy" by Kristy McGowan

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Puzzle Notes

"It was my mother who taught us to stand up to our problems, not only in the world around us but in ourselves."

Dear friends, the above words from second-wave powerhouse Dorothy Pitman Hughes speak to our essential involvement in the feminism and activism that our foremothers nurtured. We carry within us their strength and the will to move ahead with this work. Now as then, we find ourselves challenged to look within, examine our intersections, stand strong together, and persist to co-create a more just and inclusive society.

Pitman Hughes's quotation also provides an apt introduction to today's puzzle by Kristy McGowan, an inspired construction titled "Letters for Gloria and Dorothy" that we think you'll find moderately challenging.

Kristy is a freelance puzzle writer in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. When she isn't writing puzzles, she may be found swimming, dancing, or rock climbing.

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