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Greetings, dear Subscribers,
Good evening! Last week’s relentless heat and humidity (120+ degrees on the subway platforms), coupled with the extraordinary Wimbledon tennis matches on TV, resulted in a string of tennis-themed dreams and sleepless nights. I watched hours of tennis and thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster matches, from the opening rounds to the finals. Smashing!
Full disclosure: I usually have insomnia during the hot summer months and I’ve come to accept that I’m a night owl. Though I vow to get to bed at a “decent” hour, I typically stay up and brainstorm new puzzle ideas. Or binge-watch "The Good Fight." Or, more appropriately, listen to Wanda Landowska's version of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Inspired by a recent event, today’s crossword was developed during a feverish, late-night puzzling session.
Welcome to Week 528 of Crossword Nation. We invite you to solve “Fete Tuesday” as your crossword of the week. I hope you enjoy the fun. Please stay hydrated and cool during these hot spells. Until next time, I remain . . .
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