Wednesday, March 30, 2022

puzzle 194: "tabula rasa (ft. meatdaddy)"

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back with a collaborative effort with meatdaddy, but it's really part of a larger project—meatdaddy made the grid, invited a lot of people to clue it, and this is what i did with it. about the project, meatdaddy says:

"one of my favorite things about crossword puzzles is seeing the many ways that different constructors will clue a single word—for just a moment, you get to peer inside the mind of someone else and at the expense of sounding cheesy, it's a lovely, intimate moment. not only that, but i also frequently find myself thinking "man, i wish i would have thought of that cluing angle!" and it's a testament to the diverse skill sets and talent in our lil' community. the main goal of tabula rasa was to pick everyone's brains by sending them a silly grid with fun fill and words with a handful of different cluing angles. i also wanted to get new constructors involved—building your own grid for the first time is not only intimidating, but can also be cost prohibitive during *gestures at world events*. i wanted this to be an approachable opportunity for new constructors to get their foot in the door, and i'm very pleased to say that i think it was successful in that. ultimately, at the end of the day, i just hope everyone had a lot of fun doing this and i'm really grateful for everyone's enthusiasm about the project!"

i'm looking forward to going through and seeing all the other clues, and i encourage you to do the same! in the meantime, i continued my trend of getting weird as all get-out in the clues, and i don't apologize for any of it at all.

also, uh, because i still can't be arsed to remove this part from copy/pasting the last blog post in as a template for this post, here's 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.