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good luck to everybody at the indie 500 this weekend! may your solves be fast and your grids be clean! (chris king: if you're reading this, disregard that advice and make your grid messy and hard to read; i have money on you winning worst handwriting again.)
this puzzle is the first of the squarefree suite, announced yesterday; i guess it's the equivalent of the lead single from an album. in any case, there's still two weeks to solve the meta and enter the contest for a free copy of the suite. and thanks to everybody who's already submitted a meta answer and/or purchased the suite; it's greatly appreciated.