Monday, November 20, 2017

Puzzle #56: Three in a Row (meta)

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) happens to share a title with one of my subscriber puzzles from a few weeks back, but it's totally unrelated. This one's a meta, and the answer we're looking for is a game you might play on your phone. As always, solution next week, and hit me up by email beforehand with answers, requests for hints, etc.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Puzzle #55: Observe and Report

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is another one of those themes where, if you solve it in Across Lite or the embedded version, you might want to check out the PDF solution afterwards. Enjoy!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Puzzle #54: Spread Out

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is one of those themes where there are really only three workable theme entries, which probably wouldn't fly in the NYT - luckily on this blog there are no rules, so it's a slightly mini grid this week. Enjoy!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Puzzle #53: Monster Mash

Yep, today's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) has the exact same title as Evan Birnholz's WaPo puzzle from yesterday. But rest assured, the theme is completely different!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Puzzle #52: Screen Debuts

I had a perfect title lined up for this week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution), but then the grid ended up duplicating both of the words in the title. Oh well! "Screen Debuts" works just fine as a title too.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Puzzle #51: A Puzzle

Last week's meta asked you to solve a mystery. As a bunch of solvers noticed, the grid is shaped like a Clue board, and the names of the six suspects are scattered throughout the rooms. Only one of the suspects is in the same room as a weapon, though, so the solution is Mr. Green in the study with the rope.

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is a bit of a hybrid. I wouldn't quite describe it as a freestyle, but I also wouldn't quite describe it as a themed crossword, so I'm just calling it "A Puzzle." Enjoy!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Puzzle #50: Mystery Theme 2

The very first meta I posted on this here site was called "Mystery Theme," so it seemed appropriate to call this one "Mystery Theme 2." All I'll tell you is that the meta answer is the solution to the mystery. I highly recommend solving the pdf (pdf solution), because the exact shape of the grid doesn't show up in the puz. (I'm including the puz just for convenience's sake, but if you solve it, please do take a look at the pdf too.)

As always, shoot me an email with answers/requests for hints/etc.