Thursday, September 19, 2019

puzzle 129: "arrr you ready?"

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guest puzzle this week from brian herrick, a constructor who lives in brooklyn and who i've had the pleasure of working with on a couple of puzzles (including an upcoming new york times puzzle) after being introduced via the crossword puzzle collaboration directory. nowadays, brian writes puzzles for current, among other outlets, and he notes that inspiration for his puzzles comes from a variety of places—including what he calls a "d-list holiday". otherwise, we think you'll enjoy this puzzle, though for optimal solving pleasure, we recommend solving on paper.