Month: September 2020

crosswords for these troubling times

“Comfort Food”

by Nina Sloan & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ˜‹πŸ›πŸ˜‹πŸ₯™ What a relief to have spent some time working with Nina on this lighthearted grid. Looking back, in the last year I’ve unintentionally devoted a *bunch* of energy to creating puzzles that I hoped would have some sort of political efficacy. One for Ed Markey’s campaign here…
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“Movie Lines for $200, Alex”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ“Ί πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ¦³ I love love love this puzz. It shouldn’t have worked, but it did. Jeopardy fans rejoice! We’ll discuss, but first a couple of heads-ups: If you’ve been enjoying the online crossword tournaments that were on offer this summer, the Boswords team is running a weekly competitive solving event on Monday nights: the…
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Royal Taster

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ€΄πŸΌπŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ˜‹ There are any number of good reasons to stay active. Heart health. Endorphins. Staying fit for the sport that brings you mental cookies. Jessie and I? We exercise to accommodate all the rich food and drink that has come to be our regular reward for being good…
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“Wakanda Forever!”

by Soleil Saint-Cyr and Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Everything I want to write here this week has to do with the subject of today’s puzzle, as well the remarkable young woman with whom I collaborated on the grid. Read more about the construction of “Wakanda Forever!” from burgeoning grid whiz Soleil Saint-Cyr after the jump. From…
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