Category: Medium

crosswords for these troubling times

“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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“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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“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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“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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