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."