July 21, 2011

Themeless Dumps I & II


Here's a couple of themelesses that've been sitting around for untold months. They're both 74-worders, but I don't think that's the the main reason I never posted them. Actually, I changed the grid design of the first one slightly and made another puzzle that I posted a while back. But I still like this one.


Themeless I (Across Lite):
Click to solve.

...and another:


Themeless II (Across Lite):
Click to solve.

Hope ye enjoy.

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July 18, 2011

Stay Hungry

Threw this one together the other day. It's got a couple of minor flaws, but I'm certainly not going to point them out. :-)


Across Lite:
Click to solve.

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July 05, 2011

Chillin' an' Fillin'


So, anyway, I was finishing up this grid on May 18th, 2011 when I decided to take a break and solve today's New York Times puzzle. Lo and behold, Paula Gamache had constructed a puzzle with an almost identical theme. Almost, but not quite identical.


Ideally, the circled squares should be shaded squares. That can't be done in an Across Lite .puz file, but it can be done in a Crossword Solver .jpz file. Unfortunately, I don't have Crossword Solver, so circles it is. (You can print it out, though, and lightly shade in those three squares with a pencil to get the intended effect.)

Across Lite file:
Click to solve.

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July 04, 2011



I haven't made a new puzzle in a few weeks, so what I'm a-gonna do is grab some oldies that I've never posted for various sundry reasons, and post those over the coming week.

The major flaw with this one is that the grid is not symetrical. 25-Down was to be a full proper name running all the way to the block on the bottom row. But, no matter how I tried, I couldn't fill the southeast corner without redoing most of the fill. So I plunked down another block and went from there.

Also, I wasn't thrilled with some of the fill.

There are mines scattered unsymetrically throughout the grid. I wish there was a way to red-flag them but, alas, there isn't. So just treat them like normal. Or not. You'll know what to do.


Tread carefully. :-)

Across Lite:
Click to solve.

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