March 3, 2022 - "Pup Squad" - by Rasa Guarnaccia

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing Rasa Guarnaccia's solo debut. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Rasa Guarnaccia is a high school math teacher based in NYC. She was a longtime NYT crossword puzzle solver before realizing there was a thriving indie crossword community online with many other puzzles to solve. Last year she was introduced to constructing by superstar constructor and editor Brooke Husic with whom she has co-constructed puzzles for USA Today. She is beyond excited for her first published solo crossword at the Inkubator. When not teaching or crossword-ing, she enjoys dabbling in other puzzles, going to trivia, and enjoying the great outdoors. Find Rasa on Twitter at @rasanottabula.

Announcement: The Inkubator is open for themed puzzle submissions! Please send us your themed puzzles or theme queries by March 31. Decisions will be sent in April, and full details are available on our website. We expect to open for themeless submissions again in June.

Coming up next, on March 10: Allison Uttaro Young looks for the bottom line.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke