Month: June 2021

crosswords for these troubling times

“Medicine Droppers”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ‘©πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ Difficulty: 3.75/5 N.B.: this 21×21 puzzle’s clues may populate *above and below* the grid, rather than to the side as with my 15×15’s. Welcome back, friends! I’m posting this week’s puzzle on Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday morning because Sunday is going to be a busy day: Parker and I are going to…
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“Dying to Solve”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ’€πŸ˜΅β˜ οΈ The best part about having one’s own crossword blog is the freedom to explore thematic material that just wouldn’t have a prayer of getting published in a mainstream venue. Of course, standards are constantly evolving. I almost spat up my coffee when I saw BAD ASS in the Times puzzle for the first…
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“Blackout Drunk”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ₯ƒπŸΈπŸ₯΄πŸΉπŸΊ Heads up: this is a decently hard puzzle, both in conceit and cluing. But before we talk grid… I’ve only ever once been anywhere near what you’d call “blackout” drunk. It was the night after I was very nearly killed by a fjord in Glacier Bay, Alaska. If you’ll abide a few more…
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“Have a Nice Trip!”

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Words won’t precisely do it justice, so I’m attaching a photo below of the setting from which we’re uploading today’s puzzle. It’s a timely offering–you’ll see what I mean–and it’s that timeliness that convinced us to briefly plug back in to share it with you here. Jessie is…
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