March 28, 2010

Follow The Leader


Good luck. :-)

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March 21, 2010

March Themeless


AcrossLite file follows:
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March 14, 2010

Title Shmitle

Now I know why Will Shortz doesn't bother with titles on his New York Times crosswords.

It's not that he wants to make it harder for the solver. It's that he wants to make it easier on himself.

Coming up with a decent title for a puzzle, with a theme like, can be even harder than coming up with a new clue for AREA. Sometimes it's better to forego the exercise entirely.


I don't usually aim to break the rules of crossword contructing, but I do like to bend them here and there. I think I pretty much, though, snapped-in-two one of said rules with that clue for 64-Across. But I couldn't resist.

Ye have been warned.

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March 07, 2010

Say What, Beantown?

As I've said many a time before, I suck at coming up with good ideas for themes.

But I like this one.

In fact, I like it so much that I reworked it so many times this week that I finally stopped caring about it.

So, as usual, my theme entries are numerous (six) and lengthy (four of the six are 14 letters long), which makes for a very boxy grid and lotsa short entires. Par meet course.

But I still like it.

Sue me.


Puzzle opens with Across Lite, as usual.

And if you don't have Across Lite yet, it's a small file and you can grab it for free HERE and solve puzzle after puzzle to your hearts content or until you're so sick of looking at grids that you're vomitting sharp corners.

Take your pick. :)

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