puzzle for November 12
Today's puzzle is a *debut* from Matt! Matt maintains Daily Crossword Links, a mailing list that will deposit about thirty different puzzles each day in your inbox. (Shoutout to Parker, who created and manages an automated tool that helps format the email, and Norah who joined the team a few months ago.) Daily Crossword Links is such a great asset for indie constructors like myself-- once my puzzles appeared in the mailing list, I started getting twice as many solvers, and I know that's how a huge percentage of people heard about 7xwords in the first place.
Matt says: "Many thanks to Malaika for this project. This is my first public puzzle anywhere and I'm thrilled it can be here. Additional thanks to Brooke for a test solve."