June 23, 2022 - "Bend Towards Justice" - by Alex Mason

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing this mind-bending debut by Alex Mason. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Alex is an OB/GYN resident with a passion for contraception access, abortion care, and reproductive health and rights. In her very scarce free time, she also loves to get through as many crossword puzzles and other brain/word games as she possibly can. She had always been interested in trying her hand at constructing a crossword puzzle, but when she came across the Inkubator she realized it was time to give it a try... a feminist crossword puzzle outlet devoted to advocating for women and nonbinary folks?? It seemed too good to be true. She had a lot of fun putting this puzzle together with the team and she learned a lot about the cruciverbalist world too. She definitely plans to dedicate more time to puzzle construction in the future when she has a little more time to spare but in the meantime, she hopes you enjoy her debut!

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We're on a much-needed break next week, so we'll see you on July 7 with a tricky offering from Mary Lou Guizzo.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke