Monday, May 22, 2017

Puzzle #30: You Gotta Have Faith (Plus Meta Answer, and an Announcement)

New puzzle this week as usual (pdf, puz, pdf solution), but also a couple of other orders of business.

First, the answer to last week's meta. The instructions told you "The meta answer is a three-word phrase," and the theme entries were all clued in a self-referential manner. This suggests that you should look at the instructions in a self-referential manner too: "the meta answer" is a three-word phrase. And indeed, you can spell out the phrase "the meta answer" by taking letters from the theme entries, using the numbers in brackets after the theme clues:

THEMEENTRY [5]
HORIZONTALLY [2]
UNTRANSLATED [3]
LOWERBERTH [3]

A tricky meta, so congrats if you figured it out!

Finally, a special announcement. Starting June 1, I'll be adding a Thursday puzzle to the rotation. It'll be subscription-based, so just sign up using the widget on the right, and you'll start receiving puzzles by email. Don't worry, there'll still be a free crossword every Monday, but there'll be some more out-there stuff on Thursdays now too. I'm really excited about the puzzles I've got lined up, so I hope you all sign up! It's just $25 (Canadian) a year.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Puzzle #29: That's So Meta

As you might guess from the title, it's a meta puzzle this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution). The meta answer is a three-word phrase. Good luck! Answer next week, but feel free to send in your answer by email.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Puzzle #28: Alternate Answers

Two solutions to this one (pdf, puz, pdf solution), so check out the PDF solution if you solve it in Across Lite and are confused. Enjoy!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Puzzle #26: Affairs of State

Pretty straightforward one this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution). The clues skew pretty academic, since this was originally submitted to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Enjoy!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Puzzle #25: Freestyle 4

Freestyle puzzle this week (pdf, puz, pdf solution). I think this is the first crossword with triple-stacked 15s I've ever made - they're not usually my style, but I really like how this one turned out.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Puzzle #24: What Are the Odds?

This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is bite-sized, but it's still tricky enough to give you a lot to chew on, I think. Enjoy!