Attention crossword fans! Starting this week, Slate Plus members get access to the awesome American Values Club crossword, edited by Ben Tausig (constructor of this groundbreaking puzzle for the New York Times).
The AVCX puzzle is produced by “a revolving cast of about eight constructors—an exclusive group in the crossword community,” wrote the Observer. “Constructors are encouraged to write clues in the first person, explore raunchy themes and engage in a weekly conversation with solvers.”
To celebrate, constructor Angela Olson Halsted and editor Tausig put together this special puzzle to celebrate Slate’s 20th anniversary. Once you’ve solved it, sign up for Slate Plus—now at a special low anniversary price—and start in on this week’s crossword, Kameron Austin Collins’ “AVCX Themeless No. 9.”