Monday, January 29, 2018

Puzzle #67: Black Market

Bit of an unusual grid this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution), and it's another bite-sized one (just 9 by 7). Enjoy!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Puzzle #66: Putting the 'Winter' in 'Low Interest'

Any resemblance of this puzzle's grid (pdf, puz, pdf solution) to a smiley face is purely coincidental. Grids with left-right symmetry are just weird that way. Anyway, enjoy the puzzle!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Puzzle #65: Never Before Seen

I recently challenged myself to make a solvable 4-by-4 puzzle without using any entries that have appeared in the NYT crossword*, and this (pdf, puz, pdf solution) was the result. Was I successful? I have no idea!

*In the Shortz era, at least. One of the entries was used once in 1949, clued as [Eighth day after a feast: Var.].

Monday, January 8, 2018

Puzzle #64: Pockets

Heads up: this week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is best solved as a PDF, though the other options are available as usual.

In other news, a recent post by Erik Agard has gotten people talking about ways that male constructors can help alleviate gender equality in crosswords and amplify women's voices. If you're a woman who wants to get into constructing, I'm very happy to collaborate! Just drop me a line by email.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Puzzle #63: Butt Out

Happy New Year! I hope it brings you many good puzzles, and other good things besides. Why not start 2018 off with this one (pdf, puz, pdf solution)?