Saturday, March 14, 2020

puzzle 156: "march madness"

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pi day puzzle not related to pi day; this puzzle is also not related to basketball or anything in the news. but it is timely (for some people, at least) and hopefully a pleasant break from everything that's going on.

speaking of which: i will have a lot of time on my hands in the next few weeks, and i imagine some of you will as well. if you would like to do anything crossword related—collaboration, test solving, asking questions about themes, etc.—hit me up via email, and i'll be happy to help.

on that note, i'd like to recommend this weekend's wall street journal puzzle, which has a nice bipartite reveal, and which has an idea i wish i'd thought of. still, when kevin came to me with the idea, i was glad to offer advice and help make it a little stronger, as well as offering suggestions on how to get the theme to work in print. that said, pretty much everything good about the puzzle (the theme, some of the fill, etc.) comes from kevin, but again, i was happy to help, and i'm glad it's getting published.

another fun puzzle that popped up in my email while typing this post: call me by my name by sid sivakumar and matthew stock. funny theme, and there's some great fill here both long and short, so it's definitely worth a solve.