i spent 8 hours today driving and i can barely remember my name, let alone anything about this puzzle i made a few days ago. i hope it's good.
happy patriots day! today's a holiday in massachusetts and they're running the marathon and my kids are on spring break and i'm taking them to visit my parents in virginia while my wife is working because she doesn't have the week off. wish me luck!
peter gordon's kickstarter for fireball newsflash crosswords fell agonizingly just short of its goal, so he's started a new kickstarter, lasting for only a few days. act now to support independent crosswords and get a great biweekly news crossword from one of the best in the business!
congrats to austin burns of orlando, the winner of the meta contest! since austin is already a premium subscriber, he's chosen as his prize a year 2 premium subscription.
solution (including spoilers for the puzzle, obviously) after the jump.
this is going to be a long post, mostly to do with my ACPT recap, but i'm going to avoid puzzle-specific spoilers so that the at-home division solvers can feel free to read this. also, i'm making this week's variety puzzle free to the public; i had 350 copies out on the table in the marriott lobby this weekend and they all disappeared by saturday morning. next year i'll bring more copies, but in the meantime, if you didn't grab one in person, have at it now.
three days to acpt! i'm pretty pumped.
i'm excited to bring you a very cool puzzle by a new contributor to outside the box puzzles, nathan curtis.
weeks since last hamilton reference: 1. however, i have it on good authority that the counter is not getting to 2.