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crosswords for these troubling times

“No Bad Ideas!”

by Aaron Paulsen & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.75/5 A warm welcome back to erstwhile Rosswords contributor Aaron “Scoots” Paulsen! Before we talk grid: heads up! I’m in the process of adding some functionality–and just tidying up a bit!–on the site, so things might look a little different in the next few days. Watch this…
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“Interrupted Meals”

by Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3/5 N.B. Today’s puzzle is 21×21, so the clues will populate above and below the grid, rather than on the side. A couple of quick announcements before we get to today’s puzzle notes. First, we’re doing a special Sunday Cursewords stream this afternoon at 4p eastern today with special guest…
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“Filler Injections”

by Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 2.5/5 Great news! The good folks at Boswords are re-running their Spring Themeless League. “Preseason” puzzle goes up 2/28. It’s a weekly crossword competition that runs on Monday evenings (you have several days to solve the weekly puzzle if you can’t solve live). They stream the proceedings on Twitch, including…
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“I Speak for the Trees”

by Lucy Howard & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.5/5 I started making crosswords with Lucy in spring of 2020. Since then we’ve published multiple puzzles together (including a particularly saccharine Times Sunday), shared countless geeked-out afternoons talking grid, gone on wine tasting Zoom double dates, and, well. We’re friends. And just a month ago, Lucy…
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“A Well Built Crossword”

by Katherine Baicker & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 2.5/5 My collaborator on this weekend’s puzzle is the first Rosswords contributor with her own dang Wikipedia page. How cool is that? Kate and I previously worked together on a Universal grid that ran back in November, and she’s become a cherished co-author over the last few…
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