A+ Crossword Is Putting “Succulent” And “Lube” Together in the Same Sentence

Hi! I'm Amanda, and I'm so stoked to be getting to make some crosswords for Autostraddle -- what could be better than combining two things you're passionate about? Most of my time is spent making, solving, or editing crosswords, playing board games, playing the piano, going to the theater, trying not to fall even further behind on TV shows, and trying to anticipate and attend to the many needs of my perfect cat. Hope you enjoy the solve! 🙂

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Amanda Rafkin

Amanda is a crossword puzzle constructor and editor, pianist, and former therapist because who says you only get to have one career? She lives in LA and tries to go to the theater as much as possible when she's not guilted into staying home by her cat Zelda, who has a perfect white chin. She also enjoys board games, word games, seeing the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and football, because none of the pieces of her personality go together.

Amanda has written 18 articles for us.