Category: Advanced

crosswords for these troubling times

“Completely Tone Deaf”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 4/5 On Thursday morning I awoke to a strongly-worded email from a solver who’d just got done with my 5/12 New York Times puzzle. (Spoiler ahead.) She was disappointed that I had been careless enough to misspell Margaret Atwood’s name in the grid, and on this of all weeks! After all, her highest-profile…
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“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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“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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“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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“Do As I Say!”

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] 💇🏼‍♀️ 💇🏾‍♂️ Difficulty: 3.5/5 N.B. Today’s grid is 21×21, so the clues won’t appear to the right of the puzzle as with a 15×15 grid. They will appear both above and below the grid, though I find that solving the .puz with AcrossLite or downloading and printing the…
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