July 7, 2022 - "Devil In Disguise" - by Mary Lou Guizzo

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be featuring one heck of a puzzle by the talented Mary Lou Guizzo. We think you'll find it moderately challenging and wicked good!

Mary Lou worked for many years in hospital transfusion services and blood centers, processing and reference labs, and a paternity lab. She graduated from the University of Dayton and has a Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) certification. Her hobbies have included photography, reading, bicycling, hiking, swimming, and traveling. Mary Lou enjoys spending time with her husband and family. In recent years she has cared for her grandson, who has completely captured her heart. She has published puzzles in many venues, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, Gannett newspapers, Universal Crosswords, and the Crosswords Club. Her first puzzle appeared in print in 2013.

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On July 14, expect a cathartic and candid puzzle from the Inkubator editorial staff.

All best,
Laura, Tracy, Stella, and Brooke