July 21, 2022 - "Themeless #33" - by Margaret Seikel and Sophia Maymudes

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Puzzle Notes

Dear friends,

We're delighted to be publishing this oversized themeless by the sparkling pair of Margaret Seikel and Sophia Maymudes. We think you'll find it moderately challenging!

Margaret is an analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a proud Midwesterner. She recently graduated with a Masters in Applied Economics from the Ohio State University and started constructing two years ago to procrastinate studying for the LSAT. She no longer plans to attend law school but instead spends her free time creating puzzles for venues like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal. Outside of crosswords, she enjoys baking, swimming, and learning to rock climb. Find Margaret on Twitter at @MargaretSeikel.

Since her first Inkubator appearance, Sophia graduated from Carleton College with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Math. She now works as a software engineer in her hometown of Seattle. She remains a lover of card games, Survivor, and food made by other people. You can find her on Twitter at @smaymudes.

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