November 22, 2009

All Out Of Answers

Hell, I'm running low on questions, too.

But here's this week's crossword, inspired by some recently re-discovered theme ideas by Brendan Emmett Quigley as described here on Friday.

Actually, he didn't describe the theme ideas, he merely mentioned what little he'd jotted down on whatever piece of paper was at hand at the time, but couldn't recall what the fark he'd had in mind when he jotted them down.

So, I grabbed one of them (I wont say which one), went with an idea I had for it and voila!, here 'tis.


And, as usual, I don't have any test solvers for these puzzles so I have no idea if this is going to be a cakewalk or a death march. Have fun. :-)

Opens with Across Lite, of course.
Click to solve.

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November 17, 2009

Themeless 6


Puzzle opens with Across Lite, as always.
Click to solve.

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November 08, 2009


Ah, the quote puzzle.

Some people say they hate them because "either you know the quote which makes it no fun, or you don't know the quote which makes it no fun." Some even argue that the quote fill is essentially unchecked, but I disagree. To my mind, solving a quote puzzle is simply a matter of piecing it together with what's gotten from the crossings, and that's really no different than piecing together an entry in, say, a dropped-letter theme.

But people have their favorites and least favorites. So be it. This one's a quote theme. Because I like the quote. I hope you like it, too.


Puzzle opens with Across Lite.
Click to solve.

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