Rossword Puzzles

crosswords for these troubling times

“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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“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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“Felt Canvas”

by Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.5/5 Posting this morning’s puzzle from the first Amtrak out of Penn Station (NYP) en route to Boston South Station. Jessie and I are met with blue skies out the southern-facing window, robust Amtrak wifi, uncommonly crisp Starbucks fruit, and an accidentally-selected quiet car that is … abidingly quiet. Auspicious…
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“Filler Injections”

by Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 2.5/5 Great news! The good folks at Boswords are re-running their Spring Themeless League. “Preseason” puzzle goes up 2/28. It’s a weekly crossword competition that runs on Monday evenings (you have several days to solve the weekly puzzle if you can’t solve live). They stream the proceedings on Twitch, including…
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“A Mere Plaything”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3/5 As I write this, I’m looking out over Lake Flower and the remarkable Ice Palace that serves as the centerpiece of the 2022 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Locals just call it “carnival,” and it turns out to spark a civic pride and a festive attitude that’s a lot closer to Rio’s festival…
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