Monday, June 26, 2017

Puzzle #35: When Life Gives You Lemons

A more straightforward offering this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution), in between last week's stream-of-consciousness puzzle and the asymmetrical one I've got for you next week. Enjoy!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Puzzle #34: Stream of Consciousness

No .puz file today, because we've got a variety puzzle-esque grid inspired by Bloomsday (pdf, pdf solution). Because of the tricky format, I made the cluing pretty straightforward and gave answer lengths, but let me know if it's too easy! I might ratchet up the difficulty a bit if I end up doing more puzzles of the same type.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Puzzle #32: Freestyle 5

Another themeless offering this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution)! Enjoy the puzzle, and don't forget to subscribe.


Monday, May 29, 2017

Puzzle #31: Lobos, Los

Today's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is a sequel of sorts to Puzzle #20 (Los Lobos). Enjoy!

Also, just a reminder that subscriber puzzles start going out this Thursday. You can sign up any time, but be sure to sign up by Thursday if you want to get the very first puzzle!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Puzzle #30: You Gotta Have Faith (Plus Meta Answer, and an Announcement)

New puzzle this week as usual (pdf, puz, pdf solution), but also a couple of other orders of business.

First, the answer to last week's meta. The instructions told you "The meta answer is a three-word phrase," and the theme entries were all clued in a self-referential manner. This suggests that you should look at the instructions in a self-referential manner too: "the meta answer" is a three-word phrase. And indeed, you can spell out the phrase "the meta answer" by taking letters from the theme entries, using the numbers in brackets after the theme clues:

THEMEENTRY [5]
HORIZONTALLY [2]
UNTRANSLATED [3]
LOWERBERTH [3]

A tricky meta, so congrats if you figured it out!

Finally, a special announcement. Starting June 1, I'll be adding a Thursday puzzle to the rotation. It'll be subscription-based, so just sign up using the widget on the right, and you'll start receiving puzzles by email. Don't worry, there'll still be a free crossword every Monday, but there'll be some more out-there stuff on Thursdays now too. I'm really excited about the puzzles I've got lined up, so I hope you all sign up! It's just $25 (Canadian) a year.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Puzzle #29: That's So Meta

As you might guess from the title, it's a meta puzzle this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution). The meta answer is a three-word phrase. Good luck! Answer next week, but feel free to send in your answer by email.