July 8, 2021 - "She Bop" - by Anne Rousseve

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing Anne Rousseve's debut. We think you'll find it lightly challenging and a lot of fun!

Anne Rousseve is a public defender in Boston. She enjoys getting people out of jail and arguing about where to find the best doughnuts. She lives with her husband and her adorably feral twin toddlers. This is her first puzzle. Find Anne on Twitter at @AnneRousseve.

Big announcement! Crucinova is a brand new weekly subscription puzzle service, the mission of which is to celebrate and champion creativity and innovation in the art of crossword puzzle construction. The site was created by, and all grids will be edited by, long-time constructor and lifelong puzzle nerd Lisa Bunker. Key elements of Lisa's plan include featuring the work of a diverse array of top-flight constructors, responsive editing (answers in a week or less), paying a good rate for the grids she accepts, options to solve online or print and solve, and creating a space for interaction and community right on the site. The first puzzle dropped on Thursday, July 1, and grids will appear weekly on Thursdays at 4pm ET. First month constructors include Michelle Kenney & Jeff Chen, Quiara Vasquez, Will Nediger, and Amanda Chung & Karl Ni.

Coming up next at the Inkubator, on July 15: a sparkling themeless from Erica Hsiung Wojcik.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Juliana, and Stella