Tuesday, January 16, 2018

puzzle 34: "school daze"

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today was 18A for me (and i suspect a good number of other people as well). even if it's not, i hope y'all find this puzzle enjoyable, and a distraction from whatever weather you have in your neck of the woods.

errata: the clues for 37-across and 40-across cross-reference the wrong clue numbers, mea culpa.


Friday, January 12, 2018

puzzle 33: "b team"

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good news: this was going to be a triple pangram until i came to my senses.

btw, y'all should solve this great paolo pasco puzzle if you haven't already.

re: last post, join the puzzle collaboration directory.

Monday, January 8, 2018

puzzle 32: "xx-mas (freestyle 5)"

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totally forgot to put out a puzzle on the weekend because it's winter break and i've lost track of what day it is. also meant to put this one out closer to christmas. oh well.

important: erik agard has recently made a post that is well worth checking out. gender inequality is one of the many issues in crossworld today, and it's something we need to address. i'm committing to doing what i can to increase visibility for female constructors--whether it's test solving, collaborating, or just advice in general, i'm glad to help. and so are many other talented constructors out there. (e.g. see erik's post, or the below tweet, etc.)
in other news, i've recently seen i, tonya, and besides adding it to my wordlist, i'm wholeheartedly recommending it (as well as the sufjan song below, because i have an aesthetic to uphold)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

puzzle 31: "the white stuff"

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unplanned puzzle that became planned when i learned 13A and just had to get it in a puzzle.

also, apologies to anyone who was unfairly naticked with 21D in the last puzzle. mea culpa.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

puzzle 30: "happy new year"

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so this is the new year. thank you all for staying with me through thirty (!) puzzles. honestly this is more than i thought i would get to when i started this. and yet i don't think i'll be done any time soon, knock on wood.

goal for 2018: more puzzles in dead tree media.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

puzzle 29: "brick"

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reminder to check out the puzzles from the last few days, in case you missed any. this is the last holiday related puzzle of the year, but there will probably be one more puzzle before 2017 is over. depends on how well construction goes while i'm on break (read: trying to do things other than construct puzzles).

in any case, definitely watch the below video after solving. or before. or both. just not during--you're definitely going to want to pay attention, because it is incredibly hilarious.

Monday, December 25, 2017

puzzle 28: "present day"

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as with yesterday's puzzle, you should listen to all the songs in this puzzle after solving it. enjoy!