Bridge of Sighs

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Puzzle Notes

"Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom" ~Phyllis Theroux

Dear Friends,

I made a lot of mistakes recently. Mistakes in judgment: believing when I should have been skeptical. Skeptical when I should have had faith. It's a constant balancing act, from which one hopes to learn and do better next time. 

But there's one type of mistake I don't mind making -- the crossword mistake. When I get something wrong in a crossword, it's okay. I just correct it and grudgingly congratulate the puzzle writer for the sneaky misdirection. If I'm solving on paper and the completed puzzle has blobby crossouts that look like a Rorschach Test -- I salute the puzzle writer with an ink-stained hand. Good game!

Today's crossword may contain a few misdirections, but I'm hoping it will bring to mind the fascinating Venice landmark that inspired it.

Welcome to Week 668 of Crossword Nation. We invite you to solve "Bridge of Sighs" as your cruciverbal diversion of the week.

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Cruciverbally yours and with respect,



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