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Showing posts from January, 2023

Puzzle #111 - Get Outta Here (with Norah Sharpe)

Howdy! Back again with another collab with the wonderful Norah! And a big thank you to Will for testing and reminding us to y'know actually finish our clues :P

Norah says: "Brian dropped this excellent themeset on me fully formed; how can I say no to that?? I had such a good time with the gridwork and cluing on this one and I think it's super fun! My favorite clues of his are 5D and 23D, and I'm so glad I finally found a home for the entry at 26A. 😘"

Brian says: "I needed some help making sure this themeset worked, and then at that point you might as well go all-in with the collab :). Love Norah's clues all over the place, but especially at 13A, 61A, and 40D."

I had my first published Sunday puzzle last weekend - a collab with Brooke for the LA Times titled "Opposite Day" - don't miss it! (or do, if you're following the title)

Both Norah and I also contributed to Grids for Kids - a charity puzzle pack stuffed to the brim with wonderfulness - don't miss it!

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Puzzle #110 (secret snowflake)

Howdy there! Last month, a bunch of folks participated in a "Secret Snowflake" crossword exchange, organized on the Crosscord Discord channel. It was a blast, and I'm (a little belatedly) throwing up the puzzle I made for Lyle Broughton of Jack of all Squares. The goal was to create a little more personalized crossword for your recipient - it took a little bit, but I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. Lyle is pretty well-known for some other things, and I knew I wanted to lean into that area ... anyways that's enough vaguely spoilerish yapping, go solve the puz :)

Holiday season + work has been pretty busy (but in a good satisfying way) means this blog has been a little quieter lately. I do have another halfway clued themed puzzle, you should see that in the next week or so. And I also will be making my published Sunday debut in a couple weeks, a collab on January 29th which I am extraordinarily excited for - don't miss it!


PUZ - PDF - Solution