October 21, 2021 - "Leader of the PAC" - by Margaret Seikel

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We have a long line of Inkubator debuts taking us through the new year and beyond! Today's timely offering comes from the talented Margaret Seikel. We think you'll find it moderately challenging.

Margaret is an analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a proud Midwesterner. She recently graduated with a Masters in Applied Economics from the Ohio State University and started constructing two years ago to procrastinate studying for the LSAT. She no longer plans to attend law school but instead spends her free time creating puzzles for venues like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. Outside of crosswords, she enjoys baking, swimming, and learning to rock climb. Find Margaret on Twitter at @MargaretSeikel.

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Next up, on Halloween Sunday, we'll deliver a tricky bonus treat from Jess Goldstein and Olivia Framke.

Stay warm!
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke