August 12, 2021 - "Shark Attack" - by Elizabeth Jewlal

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Friends,

Well, we'd hoped to send out tonight's puzzle to coincide with Shark Week, but the Discovery Channel changed their schedule before we could change ours. Although ... isn't every week Shark Week? We hope you'll enjoy taking a bite out of this moderately challenging debut from Elizabeth Jewlal.

Elizabeth is a longtime crossword lover and very new to the world of construction. She is a graduate student in the field of Anatomy and Cell Biology and her research focuses on skull morphology and development. Elizabeth is a self-described chronic hobbyist with interests in sports (tennis/golf/fencing), music, baking, thread-based crafts, mixology, and gardening. Elizabeth's current occupation is as a Trivia Night host and she loves using crossword clues in her questions.

Tournament alert! Lollapuzzoola is happening on Saturday, August 21! (which is a Saturday in August ...) This year's tournament is all online, and features a full program of crosswords, minis, metas, puzzle suites, bonus games, constructor interviews, and more. The live tournament starts at 12:30pm EDT -- but you can also get the puzzles by email to solve at your leisure. And Inkubator is a sponsor this year! Read more about it and sign up at

Next week: a themeless from the great Kate Hawkins.

All best, Laura, Tracy, Juliana, and Stella