Category: ~15×15

crosswords for these troubling times

“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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E = MC^2

by Jessie Bullock & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] 🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤 Difficulty: 3.5/5 For anyone out there not aware the Boswords Fall Themeless League, there’s a weekly ongoing crossword tournament that takes place on Monday evenings. Founders Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb emcee the event live on their Twitch stream, and most participants solve synchronously at around 9:15p…
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Left Speechless

by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] 🙊🙊🙊🙊 Difficulty: 2.5/5 I post this puzzle with much love in my heart for my co-author Amanda Rafkin, whose name you’ll recognize from the masthead at the Universal Crossword where she is an assistant editor. Whether or not it was happenstance we’ll leave to the gods to decide,…
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