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Now I'm just falling apart

Before we get to today's backflip of a puzzle, I have another one to share – and it's in newspapers around the country! I'm making my debut in the Universal Crossword , which is edited by David Steinberg and Amanda Rafkin and syndicated in places like the Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and, my personal favorite, the Merriam-Webster website (behind a... YouTube ad? sure).  It's especially exciting to be part of Universal's pride month series, and to have slipped in entries re. my morning drink of choice, Philip Glass, Lady Gaga, public transit, and of course the theme itself, which you might get a kick out of. You can solve it here (check the crossword icon in the corner if you're not on the correct date) or download the Across Lite file or PDF instead. Back to this blog: an extra treat for you! I've been wanting to mess with size a bit more, so today we're playing with a midi-ish 10x15 with cluing inspired by some delightful 7xword

Stupendous Puzzle

It's June! The birds are chirping, humidity is setting in, and I need a new bike chain. This theme is an homage to a book I stumbled upon in rural Minnesota last month on my way home to Illinois. When things are fifteen letters, you start scheming! Happy pride month! 🌈🎉👑