June 14, 2011

Mid-Week Quickie

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Y'know, it's kind of amusing to think that it could take hours upon hours to construct a crossword puzzle, only to have most solvers tear through it in under ten minutes.

I whipped this 14x13 grid together in about 30 minutes. So I thought that it might be fun to clue it at a level of difficulty so hard that it would actually take longer for, say, a C Division ACPTer to solve than it took to create. (Not counting the cluing, of course, which took considerably longer.)


Oh, I could have made the clues so vague that solving it would be virtually impossible. But, as is my wont, I opted for clues that are (hopefully) interesting, fun and, as always, fresh. So I don't think it ended up as being all that difficult.

Across Lite file:
Click to solve.

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June 12, 2011

Untimely Themeless


This was one of the hardest grids to complete. I worked on finishing up the southeast section of I don't know how many hours last weekend.

Then, on Monday, BEQ posted his puzzle with my 1-Across in his last-Across in the southeast. Oh well.

Put in a couple more hours into the grid and finally discovered that it just wasn't going to work. So I threw in another block and called it done. I'm not thrilled with most of that corner, but I'm burned out on this one. It'll do.


Across Lite file:
Click to solve.

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