Category: Amanda Rafkin

crosswords for these troubling times

Left Speechless

by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š Difficulty: 2.5/5 I post this puzzle with much love in my heart for my co-author Amanda Rafkin, whose name you’ll recognize from the masthead at the Universal Crossword where she is an assistant editor. Whether or not it was happenstance we’ll leave to the gods to decide,…
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“Wait… Where’s the Turkey?”

by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau πŸ¦ƒ πŸ’¨ [PDF][Solution] Happy Thanksgiving! We depart from our regularly-scheduled programming to bring you a special holiday puzzle. It’s *so* special, in fact, that it breaks our solving apps. SO. You’re going to need to print “Wait… Where’s the Turkey” and solve on paper. Apologies to those of you…
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Themeless Puzzle

by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] When I opened my eyes this morning, it took me a few long, disoriented moments to realize that what I was feeling was relief. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, yes, and huge barriers to justice and the health of our democracy lie ahead… and yet. Relief.…
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“You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up”

by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜ˆπŸ˜‡ When I’ve been asked to play 64-Across in the past, one of my selections is always some variation on: “I listened to ‘Sex Bomb’ by Tom Jones on repeat every day for ten days in Belarus while a Ukrainian women’s champion wrestler beat the crap out of…
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“The Four Corners”

by Wyna Liu, Aimee Lucido, Amanda Rafkin, & Robyn Weintraub [.puz][PDF][Solution] Note: Each of this puzzle’s constructors built one quadrant of the grid. When the puzzle is complete, each constructor’s initials will occupy the circled boxes that bracket the corner she authored. Eeeeeeeee! Look at those NAMES. A few weeks ago I did the crossword…
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