Okay, so we fibbed. We've decided to begin the CityState series of puzzles after New Year's, and instead present, on Christmas Eve, this special edition sudoku that somehow seems appropriate.
As is our wont, a word appears on the diagonal, and the fill-in features a phrase that shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.
We've decided to begin publishing the puzzle answers on Wednesdays, beginning with the one we printed two Sundays ago, so if you haven't done a particular puzzle, you might want to avoid peeking.
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy Chanukkah, and blessings for the year to come.
Peace and love.
Bonnie and Walt