So I seriously did a miscount or something, but I'm going to be changing the format for the month of October. As it stands, this puzzle makes my 196th project. The upcoming Haymarket Mini and Menace will be 197 and 198.
I've been at this for quite a while, but my energy has been sapped lately. I think I need some real time spent on taking the construction more slowly and seeing what I can work on, what needs to be junked, and so on. As such, I am going to go on hiatus for November and December, with the anniversary puzzle on January 12 being the next planned release. October will only have two releases, and the schedule will be ... the tiniest bit messed up.
Menace #27, subtitled 199, will be released October 6, 2023.
Sheydah #27, subtitled 200, will be released October 31, 2023.
Apologies to Matt, Norah, and the rest on the Daily Crossword Links crew that have to change the scoop schedule for that, but there's the teensiest little surprise I'm going to be announcing in Menace #26. Keep your eye out for that!
In any case, let's get to the puzzle, and remember - when nothing seems to go right, go left!
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Ariel Haymarket (they/she/e) is an annoying anti-authoritarian leftist residing on stolen Kiikaapoi land. New grids every first and third Friday and every second and fourth Tuesday.