January 20, 2022 - Themeless #27 - by Becca Gorman and Caitlin Reid

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing this light and breezy themeless by Caitlin Reid and Becca Gorman. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Caitlin Reid is currently a stay-at-home mom to her four young children and has been making crossword puzzles in any spare time she can muster since 2017. Her puzzles have also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. If she's not with her family or a crossword, she's likely playing piano. You can find Caitlin on Twitter at @catybugreid.

Becca Gorman is a graduate of Middlebury College. She currently works at McLean Hospital as a Clinical Educator Specialist and is passionate about mental health care. Outside of her day job, Becca spends the majority of her time completing and constructing crossword puzzles, biking, and hiking with her dog. Becca began constructing in August 2020 (pandemic hobby that lasted!) and has since had puzzles accepted for publication in venues such as The Inkubator, AVCX, The Atlantic, and Universal. She is always looking to connect with other cruciverbalists and loves to collaborate!

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Coming up next, on February 3: Ana Deros switches up the tempo.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke