Monday, November 15, 2021

puzzle 191: "if i only had a brain (freestyle)"

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bit longer than i'd anticipated since the last puzzle, which isn't to say that i haven't been making puzzles—they've just been submitted with fingers crossed that somebody likes them. a couple of commissions as well, which serves as a reminder that i'm open to make custom puzzles for just about anything. alternately, if you want to throw some cash at me for non-custom puzzles, the arcseconds puzzle suite is still available for purchase.

in other news, simon from cracking the cryptic solved the phistomefel crossword as a bonus video and called it "a very clever thing" and "really very fine indeed". the video itself is also very fine and a joy to watch, and i recommending doing so after the solving puzzle (if you haven't already). 

also, i've got the 7xwords puzzle on the 23rd, and i can't wait for all the hate mail i'm gonna get for that (insert evil laugh here). not saying my construction process was the "yes...ha ha ha...yes!" sickos meme, but not not saying that either.

as for this puzzle, it started from the seeds, which of course i had to intersect and then build a grid around, even though that made the whole process harder (when? when? when? when? when? when? when will i ever learn?). that said, i particularly like the entries surrounding the central intersection, and i kinda like the weird quote mark utah shapes floating in the middle of the grid—they've really grown on me. anyway, as always, enjoy!