This Carries a Punch!

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Puzzle Notes

Dear Crossword Nation Subscribers, 

I hope you'll excuse my brief preamble this week ... or perhaps a quiet puzzlemaker is the best kind of puzzlemaker. 

I was sidelined by a bad cold/flu this week. For two days, I did nothing but ache and sneeze and simply exist. Though a bit zapped by the experience, I'm on the mend. To regain my strength, I turned to an empowering, strong puzzle theme that really packs a punch. Let the games begin!

Welcome to Week 513 of Crossword Nation. In the spirit of empowerment, we present "This Carries a Punch!" as your diversion of the week.

Be well and happy, Dear Ones.

Cruciverbally yours,


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Happy solving and be well!

Liz Gorski