Friday, November 17, 2017

puzzle 20: "pow pow"

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since it's almost thanksgiving, thanks to all of you who solve these puzzles and offer feedback and support and all that jazz. really appreciated.

as for thanksgiving--might have a semi-holiday themed puzzle ready by then, although it's not cooperated so far, and i don't know how much time i'll have to try to make it work between now and then. so, uh, this is just to say that you shouldn't be surprised when a thanksgiving themed puzzle drops in middle march or something.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

puzzle 19: "happy interdependence day (freestyle 8)"

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first of all, happy interdependence day.

second, yes, i'm aware that the previous freestyles have been actually numbered in order. but currently, freestyle four is nearly done with revision, five is just a mess, six is a collection of seed entries in search of an accommodating grid, and seven was actually accepted for publication. and this one is eight, and renaming my files would honestly just lead to too much confusion on my end at this point. so numbers are gonna be out of order. apologies in advance, and know this much: it bothers me, too.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

puzzle 18: "speaking in tongues"

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meta puzzle this week, shouldn't be too difficult. the meta answer is a country.

in related news, good things have been happening on the puzzle front: people (mostly) liked the fireball from last week, and i've been fortunate enough to get three puzzles accepted recently, including one i'd forgot i'd submitted (or, for that matter, constructed). one thing i've noticed since starting this blog is that it's become a lot easier to come up with ideas and construct puzzles, and that means more submissions than i've had in the past. i'm hoping this continues, and that i can continue to share good puzzles with y'all--not only here, but through other sources as well.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

puzzle 17: "folk music"

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early puzzle this week to coincide with this week's fireball crossword. if you're a subscriber, hope you enjoy it; if not, you should be.

idea for the title comes from this paolo pasco puzzle that i enjoyed. idea for the theme...well, let's just say i did it because i can, and because i find it amusing, and i hope you do too.

Friday, October 20, 2017

puzzle 16: "brooms up"

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puzzle released before a tournament this weekend which i'll be playing in--hopefully weather cooperates. also, this is definitely related to this puzzle. lots of sixes in this puzzle--any more, and it automatically becomes a rows garden. or a cricket match. don't ask me how; it just does.

shoutout to @jagoandlitefoot for livestreaming some puzzles last weekend, including last week's freestyle. link is here if you're interested.


Friday, October 13, 2017

puzzle 15: "freestyle 3"

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themeless puzzle this week, mostly because every themed puzzle i have in store isn't quite finished yet--just a little bit of editing and tweaking needed.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

puzzle 14: "foreword (grid wars 8)"

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this puzzle's meta answer is a word that aptly describes this puzzle's theme answers.

the puzzle was inspired by the prompt for grid wars 8, which wanted a puzzle with at least ten theme entries (15x15, max of 78 words / 38 black squares).