February 18, 2021 - Themeless #16 - by Sophie Buchmueller

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be the first outlet to publish brand-new constructor Sophie Buchmueller, and she's coming at you with a lively 70-word themeless you'd swear was by someone who's been doing this for years. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

A longtime crossword solver, Sophie began to construct puzzles as an outlet during the pandemic. This is her first solo puzzle accepted for publication. Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she's currently a graduate student studying art history and arts administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When not solving puzzles, she enjoys reading, getting outside, and traveling.

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Coming up next, on February 25: Can a puzzle be meta without being a metapuzzle? Martha Kimes is going to help you find out.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Juliana, and Stella