Happy almost-New Year!
The brilliant Rebecca Goldstein and I have today's USA Today, and Rebecca decided to treat us to a bonus puzzle over here. Lucky us!
From Rebecca: "Every crossword puzzle theme idea can be interpreted in so many different ways. For mainstream publications, there’s often a more indie version, and, in this case, vice versa. When I mentioned this puzzle to Matthew, it sparked the idea for our first collaboration which became today’s USA Today puzzle, and he graciously offered to run its indie inspiration here as a same-day bonus. Thanks to Matthew for hosting and Happy New Year!"
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