Category: Ross Trudeau

crosswords for these troubling times

“The Final Countdown”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.5/5 The deed is done! If you backed us on Kickstarter, you’ve probably received your copy of the Honeypot Puzzle Fragments and a handful of puzzle stickers designed by artist and activist Parker Higgins. We salute you! The zine is also now available for purchase at the Cursewords Live website. We’ll be streaming…
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“Court of Public Opinion”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.75/5 N.B. Due to its nature, today’s puzzle might best be enjoyed via a pen-and-paper solve. If you’re solving in the applet or in AcrossLite, take a look at the solution link above if you’re scratching your head at the end. -RT What. A. Week. Last Sunday I left ACPT with Parker and…
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“Party at the ACPT”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3/5 This’ll be a quick post today, as I’m writing this from my hotel room at the 44th American Crossword Puzzle Tournament when I’d really prefer to be in the lobby at the ACPT soaking up the vibes. Spending time with agreeable nerds: highly recommend, 10/10 will repeat in 2023. Brief thoughts and…
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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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“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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