Tuesday, September 21, 2021

puzzle 190: "phistomefel ring (feat. ricky cruz)"

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this puzzle is a semi-collab with ricky cruz (who i previously collaborated with on this puzzle). we've discussed the idea of a phistomefel ring crossword before, and i stole borrowed with permission the pair of seed entries (from here; spoilers, obvi) for an extra theme layer; ricky also provided a lot of valuable thoughts and feedback about how this puzzle works, without which this puzzle would be much, much worse. all in all, i really like how this one turned out.

since this puzzle contains bars, there's no puz or pdf file this week, though you can print it from the solver below. and, if you haven't heard of the phistomefel ring before or don't know what it is, there's an explanation here (but again, spoilers).

also, i had a collab with kate chin park at her site; we both had a lot of fun making it, and you should check it out if you haven't already! and finally, arcseconds, a puzzle suite consisting of twenty freestyles, is still available for purchase! 



Monday, September 13, 2021

puzzle 189: "arcseconds puzzle zero"

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exciting announcement: i've just released arcseconds, a puzzle suite consisting of twenty freestyle puzzles. more info on the tab, but suffice it to say i had a lot of fun making those puzzles. here's a teaser puzzle that's not part of that suite, but that very well could have been if i had chosen which puzzle to use on a different day. as always, enjoy!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

puzzle 188: "what's in a name?"

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a puzzle with a nice little minitheme and a lot of weirdness for how small it is; enjoy, and more to come soon!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

puzzle 187: "shaken and stirred"

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a normal puzzle for once, with the promise of more news (and puzzles!) next week! as always, enjoy!

Monday, August 16, 2021

puzzle 186: "fireworks"

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absolutely no surprise what the seed entries (clues, really) were here, but i had lots of fun stacking them and getting weird(tm). many thanks to quiara vasquez and will nediger for test-solving and providing feedback! as always, enjoy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

puzzle 185: "what are thoooooose? (a grid charlemagne puzzle)"

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puzzle inspired by adam aaronson's ongoing grid charlemagne series, and as a fan of all things dan, i had to get in on this. bit wonky of a grid, but i like it, and there's some fun stuff here.

Monday, April 26, 2021

puzzle 184: "landlocked (w/ daryl sng)

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puzzle made in collaboration with daryl sng, and it's a large one! daryl notes that this was his first sunday-size crossword, and after we chatted about the reveal, there was one particular theme entry that we both loved, and that we felt meant we had to make this puzzle. shouldn't be too difficult, though, and we hope you enjoy it!