Month: March 2021

crosswords for these troubling times

Ship Off: a Canal Battle

Well, it started innocently enough. This, from two days ago: Rejoice, dear solver! For while your Amazon sundries languish in shipping containers somewhere in the Red Sea, you’ve got a puzzle double feature. And a responsibility! For while Parker and I don’t need a “winner” to be crowned, we’re inveterate crossword wonks who sincerely want…
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“Jab This Puzzle”

by Lucy Howard & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] As I sit down to post today’s puzzle, my co-constructor Lucy and I are texting about all the rock climbing we’re going to do together in the After Times. I’ve also got a double strong cup of home brew, an uncommonly docile purr machine unconscious in my lap,…
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“Spin or Solve”

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•Ί The clue for 33-Across in today’s puzzle is [DJ’s spinner, represented by the circled letters in today’s puzz], which is a cry for help from Jessie and me. “HELP,” it says. “THROW US A PARTY! PUT US ON A DANCE FLOOR! For the love of god, FILL…
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“Baby’s First Word!”

by Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘ΆπŸΎπŸ‘ΆπŸΌ Today’s puzzle in a collaboration with artist and activist Parker Higgins. Over the last few months I’ve had several moments of reflection where I thought to myself, “Okay, my friendship with Parker has definitely reached, like, terminal velocity,” only to find myself appreciating him and consulting with…
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