Friday, September 15, 2017

puzzle 11: "freestyle 2"

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this puzzle is 15x15 and, despite being a freestyle, has a mini-theme nonetheless

errata: 13A should read "dreamworks", not "disney". thanks to jenna lafleur for pointing this out.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

puzzle 10: "iridescence"

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this puzzle is 15x25 and is really three puzzles in one. the bulk of the puzzle was inspired by grid wars 6 (spoilers). i didn't feel like having a lot of black squares, though, and so the six outer sections collectively form the second puzzle, with a somewhat similar idea as the first. as for the center section...well, i guess you'll have to see for yourself.

puzzle 9: "grid wars 6"

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this puzzle is 15x15 and was designed for grid wars challenge number 6 (spoilers)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

puzzle 8: "this is happening"

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this puzzle is 15x14 and released at the same time as 51-across

errata: 16-A should be clued "structure also known as the flavian ampitheatre". mea culpa, and thanks to eric maddy for pointing out this error.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

puzzle 6: "freestyle 1"

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many thanks to paolo pasco, howard barkin, and andy kravis for test solving this and/or offering advice on making freestyle (aka themeless) puzzles. it's not something i've really done before this blog, but i've been working on a few (and also some themed puzzles with lower word counts), and i hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

puzzle 5: "spiral out (keep going)"

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this puzzle's meta answer is a common fear

this puzzle is 15x15 and was first distributed at the 2017 lollapuzzoola tournament