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Puzzle Notes

Hello Citizens of Crossword Nation,

This week's puzzle is a bit of a paradox -- some parts of the fill (the non-themed answers) are demonstrably harder than the themed entries. As you work through the grid and you crack the puzzle theme, all will be clear. You'll see why I had to rely on some not-so-Tuesday-ish words here and there. (Hey, you got this!)

Today marks the beginning of a new era for Crossword Nation. We're delighted to be working with a new distributor. As always, please check your Spam folder; sometimes our emails land there. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible. If there are any hiccups, please write to me at:

Welcome to Week 488 of Crossword Nation. We present 'Borderlands' as your crossword of the week!

Be well and safe, Dear Ones. Until next time, I remain . . .

Cruciverbally yours,


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Happy solving and be well!

Liz Gorski
Crossword Nation

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