Saturday, April 14, 2018

puzzle 50: "x japan gon' give it to ya (freestyle 42)"

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puzzle constructed and clued while i'm waiting for x japan to show up on stage. really enjoyed david byrne's set, and i'm kinda disappointed i won't see him when he comes through my neck of the woods, because i'll be at the indie 500. if you haven't signed up yet, you should. and if you have, say hi if you see me there.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

puzzle 49: "a tradition unlike any other"

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perhaps a few more words than i'd like, but if that's the price for clean fill, so be it. though, to be fair, i didn't want any across answers longer than the theme answers, even though it's clear what's theme and what isn't...but when you have seven letter theme answers, that restricts grid options slightly. (there's also a twelve split six and six in the center row, but i'm not counting that as two different answers.)


Saturday, March 31, 2018

puzzle 48: "all for one (freestyle 31)"

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although neither of them were the seed entries, i'm rather proud of both elevens in this puzzle. in any case, as always, i hope you enjoy this puzzle, which is definitely a normal puzzle with normal answers for a normal day.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

puzzle 47: "slimming down"

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puzzle somewhat inspired by my ongoing weight loss efforts...but this puzzle is also the yin to yesterday's yang (as if the musical choices didn't give that away). so, uh, good luck, and i hope you enjoy it anyway.

also, if you're at ACPT, first of all, good luck with whatever goals you've set for yourself, but also remember to have fun. secondly, you might be able to find a print copy of today's and yesterday's puzzles, courtesy of dan felsenheld.

Friday, March 23, 2018

puzzle 46: "one weird trick?"

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puzzle somewhat inspired by my ongoing weight loss efforts. should be pretty easy...but stay tuned for tomorrow.

also, if you're at ACPT, first of all, good luck with whatever goals you've set for yourself, but also remember to have fun. secondly, you might be able to find a print copy of today's and tomorrow's puzzles, courtesy of dan felsenheld.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

puzzle 45: "how i want a mathy crossword"

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shout-out to the wonderful paolo pasco, whose input was immensely valuable, especially in the planning stages of this theme, and who i am looking forward to, eventually, working with on a full-fledged collaboration.

(speaking of collaborations: there's one coming soon, probably by the end of this weekend. and, as always, i am open to working with any constructor at any level of experience.)

anyhow, in case today's puzzle didn't whet your appetite enough, here's another delicious puzzle from last year, in pdf and puz. this puzzle was originally published in the chronicle of higher education and is shared here with permission from editor brad wilber.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

puzzle 44: "one shining moment"

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kicking it off tonight with the radford highlanders--because there can be only one.

(although, let's be honest, i actually watched their conference championship game and was genuinely looking forward to picking them, except they're in a play-in game, and it's against LIU, who i was also really looking forward to pick because a fellow grad student actually played soccer there in undergrad, so i can't really pick either side now, and to boot they're playing for a sixteen seed, so i can't even pick the winner of this game in their next game. sigh.)