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crosswords for these troubling times

“Reptilian Overlords”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] 🦎 🐍 🐊 🏛 This puzzle was inspired by comedian Claire Parker’s Twitter bio (spoiler alert), which led me down a deep, dark Wiki-conspiracy rabbit hole. I had only tangentially been aware of the Reptilian Overlord conspiracy theory. Which, if you’re not familiar with, deserves extensive poorly-sourced research on your part. *SPOILER ALERT* One…
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“Mystery Ingredient”

[.puz][PDF][Solution] 👨‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳👩🏾‍🍳👨‍🍳 Tomorrow, Wednesday February 5th, my 24th puzzle appears in the New York Times. In an odd bit of happenstance, it was the *third* puzzle I ever had accepted by Will Shortz et al. I’m looking back at the grid, and… I don’t hate it. Which is sort of an anomaly for me in…
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“Act IV”

A puzzle with an ambitious agenda.

Puzzle #8: Loose Chronology

[Across Lite] [PDF] [Solution] ⏰🤔 Omg omg omg we interrupt this regularly-scheduled Rossword Puzzle for a shameless plug. You *didn’t hear it from me*, but tomorrow’s New York Times puzzle is totally worth solving. Not because I had a hand in it (I did), but because it’s a NYT debut for this stellar human. Amanda…
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“Fall of the British Empire”

[PDF] [Across Lite] [Solution] I love grid circles. My crosswords are full of them. They’re full circle. The tool allows you to achieve some interesting visual effects with a grid, and I dig how this one came out. That being said, they can get overused, so I’ll try to space them out. It’s surprising to…
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