Rossword Puzzles

crosswords for these troubling times

“Pinch Hits”

by Ross Trudeau [.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 3.75/5 First and foremost, THANK YOU. I just got done stuffing and licking a whole stack of thank-you letter envelopes going out to folks who donated to Rossword Puzzles over the last few days. (This’ll be the last time I’ll prompt folks to notice the “donate” button on the site…
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“Flip Your Lid”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] Difficulty: 4/5 N.B. Today’s puzzle is a Sunday size 21×21 grid, so the clues will populate above and below grid, rather than to the right. If that bugs you, you can download the .puz and solve in AcrossLite, or print out the PDF. Notes below! -R As some of you may know, I recently…
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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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