Monday, December 11, 2017

Puzzle #60: Giving Directions

Alas, only one puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) this week, but I hope you enjoy it nevertheless. If you're coming here from the profile on Crossword Fiend last week, welcome!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Puzzle #58 and #59: Forgive Me, and a mini bonus puzzle

I have posted
the puz
that was in
the Dropbox

(also the pdf and the pdf solution)

Also, Paolo Pasco's excellent puzzle from yesterday reminded me of a mini crossword I wrote a few months ago. It's only 6 by 3, so not enough for a full-blown post, but it should make a nice aperitif or chaser for the main attraction. Check out the puz here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Puzzle #57: Rarin' to Go

Last week's meta, "Three in a Row," asked you to identify a game you might play on your phone. Hopefully, the title plus the instructions pointed you towards games like Bejeweled and Candy Crush, where you have to swap two adjacent things to get a row/column of three things of the same color. As it happens, there are seven spots in the grid where you can swap two adjacent letters to get three of the same letter in a row:

After you switch the letters, the pairs (top to bottom) spell out CANDY CRUSH SAGA, which is your meta answer.

Regular puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) this week, no meta. Enjoy!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Puzzle #56: Three in a Row (meta)

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) happens to share a title with one of my subscriber puzzles from a few weeks back, but it's totally unrelated. This one's a meta, and the answer we're looking for is a game you might play on your phone. As always, solution next week, and hit me up by email beforehand with answers, requests for hints, etc.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Puzzle #55: Observe and Report

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is another one of those themes where, if you solve it in Across Lite or the embedded version, you might want to check out the PDF solution afterwards. Enjoy!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Puzzle #54: Spread Out

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is one of those themes where there are really only three workable theme entries, which probably wouldn't fly in the NYT - luckily on this blog there are no rules, so it's a slightly mini grid this week. Enjoy!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Puzzle #53: Monster Mash

Yep, today's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) has the exact same title as Evan Birnholz's WaPo puzzle from yesterday. But rest assured, the theme is completely different!