Category: Parker Higgins

crosswords for these troubling times

“Bound to Succeed”

by Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.75/5 N.B.: Today’s puzzle is 21×21, so the clues may populate above/below the grid, rather than to the right. For best results, feel free to print the PDF and solve on paper! We were inspired to run today’s puzzle by a recent New York Times Magazine profile…
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“Labor Unions”

by Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.5/5 Parker’s back! And for good reason. We’re very excited to report that our crossword zine, The Honeypot Puzzle Fragments, is fully-funded and definitely going to print! We had a lot of fun developing the crossword-with-a-spelling-bee-twist format of these puzzles, as well as in writing the lore…
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“Where Do You Get Off?!”

by Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 4/5 Big news today, friends. Parker and I are very pleased to be able to finally share with you a project that’s been several months in the making: “The Honeypot Puzzle Fragments“! It’s a crossword zine (print only!) with a twist that we think fans of the…
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“Chap Shtick”

by Parker Higgins, Ross Trudeau, & the Cursewords Live Crew [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3/5 First of all, Parker wrote the amazing title for today’s puzzle, which has “every puzzlescreenwriter in the world whispering a reverent ‘F***’ under their breath” energy. Speaking of Parker! We chose to run one of the puzzles we made live on our…
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“Cross-Pollination”

by Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] 🐝🐝🐝 When I pitched Parker on the base idea for this crossword, our first question was, “How much overlap is there between the crossword solving community and the 26-Across solving community?” Quite a lot, we expect, though we’re eager to see how intuitively this plays for the 26-Across…
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