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Puzzle #60: Tabula Rasa

 Hi folks! Got a fun one for you this week--a collaboration with the excellent constructor meatdaddy . They've made a grid that a bunch of constructors have offered a set of clues for, and I'm thrilled to be one of them. You can check out other approaches on their blog!  I also have a really fun collaboration with Norah Sharpe that's a midi-sized puzzle you should go solve! Meatdaddy adds, "One of my favorite things about crossword puzzles is seeing the many ways that different constructors will clue a single word - for just a moment, you get to peer inside the mind of someone else and at the expense of sounding cheesy, it's a lovely, intimate moment. Not only that, but I also frequently find myself thinking "man, I wish I would have thought of that cluing angle!" and it's a testament to the diverse skill sets and talent in our lil' community. The main goal of Tabula Rasa was to pick everyone's brains by sending them a silly grid with

Puzzle #59: Unlikely Matchups

 Hi all! Themed puzzle on the easier end of things for ya this week. If you're a subscriber to AVCX , I have this week's themeless puzzle. I hope you'll give it a try--it's a good one and I'm very proud of it. If you're not a subscriber, you can always purchase an individual puzzle, and mine can be found here See you next time! .puz PDF   Solution   Mmm, poppy-seed hamantaschen

Puzzle #58: Cryptic #4

 Hi friends! Sorry to miss my usual schedule last week, but I'm hoping to have puzzles up at the usual time for the next few weeks. So if a cryptic isn't your thing, I'll see you next week! Huge thanks to Steve Mossberg and kormad for helping improve this one with tremendous insight and patience.  I'm including an explanation/parse of the clues for the first time, so if you find that helpful please let me know! .puz PDF   Solution + Explanations Mmm, apple pancake