April 14, 2022 - "Doctoring the Recipe" - by Grace Whitney

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted and honored to be publishing Grace Whitney's world debut! We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Grace graduated from Harvard in 2020 with a degree in Linguistics, and now works as a software engineer in Boston. She solves the NYT puzzle daily in collaboration with her mom, and got hooked on constructing in mid-2020 after her godmother suggested a really good theme. She was today years old when her first puzzle was published. Aside from crosswords, Grace has a diverse set of interests including the NYT Spelling Bee, Wordle, Bananagrams, Scrabble, and Boggle; occasionally she fits in time for her friends or a batch of scones.

When you're done solving, check out Diary of a Crossword Fiend for a write-up and discussion, every Friday after an Inkubator puzzle is published. For general updates, follow us on Twitter at @InkubatorXWords, and visit our website. Thanks to all of our subscribers for your continuing support, feedback, and kindness!

Coming up next, on April 21: a themeless from Ada Nicolle packed with fresh fill and tricky clues!

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke