Category: Medium

crosswords for these troubling times

“Hit the Low Notes”

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.25/5 This past Valentine’s Day, Jessie and I decided to build a puzzle together on Twitch in lieu of a romantic dinner. And we’re all about romantic dinners. But as it happened, Valentine’s Day fell on a Monday, and it was just more convenient for us to…
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“Thar She Blows!”

by Aaron Paulsen & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3/5 I write to you from a Manhattan just beginning to bestow the glory of spring on New Yorkers, so this’ll be a short post as Jessie and I are eager to hit the pavement. Beyond a mutual affection for al fresco sidewalk brunch and unexpected Art…
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“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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