Backfield in Motion

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Crossword Nation Subscribers,

After last week's meddling puzzle -- we're going a tad cryptic this week. 

Have you ever solved a puzzle completely (and correctly), but the theme escapes you? I've been there. Plenty of times. I'd stare at the completed grid and, for the life of me, couldn't crack the code. Though I tried the recommended crossword code-cracking technique -- dredging the puzzle with crushed Oreos and running it through the dishwasher -- the theme still eluded me. In such cases, the best thing to do is just walk away and revisit the puzzle in a few hours, with a rebooted brain. That did the trick.

I'm sure that you are more adept at deciphering puzzle themes than I! 

Welcome to Week 503 of Crossword Nation. We invite you to solve "Backfield in Motion" as your diversion of the week. Be well and happy, Dear Ones. Until next time I remain ...

Cruciverbally yours,


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Happy solving and be well!

Liz Gorski