February 3, 2022 - "Change of Pace" - by Ana Deros

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing Ana Deros's world debut here at the Inkubator! We think you'll find it extremely fun and moderately challenging.

Ana began doing crosswords in middle school, starting with the celebrity puzzles in People magazine. She's since graduated to solving the New York Times daily, but did not start constructing until 2020. She does human rights advocacy work for a nonprofit and is currently pursuing her Master's in Public Policy in Washington, D.C. During her free time, Ana enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading mystery novels. Find Ana on Twitter at @deros_ana.

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Coming up next, on February 10: a tour de force from Chandi Deitmer.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke