February 10, 2022 - "That's How We Role" - By Chandi Deitmer

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

This week, Chandi Deitmer makes a long-awaited return to the Inkubator line-up with an inspired puzzle titled "That's How We Role." We think you'll find this puzzle on the delightfully challenging end of the difficulty spectrum.

Chandi fell in love with crosswords in college when she could go to her corner newsstand and pick up the AVCX in print -- what days those were! From there, she found herself abroad, missing her beloved English language, and would soothe herself on train rides with a book of New York Times crosswords. When not gamifying all aspects of her life, she is a social worker who enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and endless binges of the worst reality shows. (Watch "Selling Sunset." Really.) She lives in Cambridge, MA with her toothless wundercat, Marlowe H. Bucket.

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Coming up next, on February 17, get ready to savor a delicious themeless puzzle from the extraordinary Zhouqin Burnikel.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke