February 17, 2022 - "Themeless #28" - by Zhouqin Burnikel

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

You might think of her as a legend in easy-breezy themed puzzles -- and she is -- but we're thrilled to be publishing a 70-word themeless from the great Zhouqin Burnikel! We think you'll find it moderately challenging.

Zhouqin grew up in Xi'an, China. She worked in Guangzhou for six years before moving to the US in 2001. She became a U.S. citizen in June 2010.

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All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke