April 22, 2021 - "Twitter Alert" - by Amanda Rafkin

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This weekend! The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament will be held virtually over the weekend of April 23-25, 2021. If you've never been able to attend in person, this is a great chance to try it out. Register until noon on Friday, April 23.

Happy Earth Day! At my (your editor's) house, it happens to be snowing. Despite the precarity of the season, we're delighted to be publishing this song of spring by Amanda Rafkin. We think you'll find it lightly challenging!

Amanda Rafkin is a Los Angeles-based puzzle maker and pianist. When she's not doing puzzle or piano things she can (in an ordinary year) often be found out in the world enjoying the arts. She recently bought a bunch of plants, and is curious how many will still be thriving by the time this puzzle is released. Find Amanda on Twitter at @AmandaRafkin.

When you're done solving, check out Diary of a Crossword Fiend for a write-up and discussion, every Friday after an Inkubator puzzle is published. For general updates, follow us on twitter at @InkubatorXWords, and visit our website. Thanks to all of our subscribers for your continuing support, feedback, and kindness!

Coming up next, on May 6: Priyanka Sethy debuts in the neighborhood.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Juliana, and Stella