Sunday, June 27, 2021

PUZZLE #95: Themeless 29

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Quick post—lotsa crossword news going on, really sweet overall! 66 words, 0 themes, hope you enjoy!

-Paolo

P.S. Excited as always to have today's 7xwords puzzle!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

PUZZLE #94: Themeless 28

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There's a full writeup (in the link above to avoid spoilers in case anyone's still working on it). Thanks to everyone who submitted, and everyone who sent kind words in your answer emails—it always means a lot. Out of 50 entries, the randomly selected winner is Malaika "7x7 overlord" Handa! Congrats to Malaika, and everyone who solved!

And, an announcement: I'm excited to be joining the Atlantic puzzles team as assistant crossword editor! What does that mean for the future of this site? Who knows, really. Free time's going to be a big limiting factor, but my goal is to keep posting for a little while, since (a) I have a lot of unclued grids I'm sitting on, and (b) I just wanna get to Puzzle #100. 

Big-stacks themeless today. Hope you enjoy!

-Paolo

Sunday, May 23, 2021

PUZZLE #93: Progress Bars

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Meta this week; first off, many thanks to Adam Nicolle and David Gold for test-solving! Second, no points for guessing what thing from this week inspired the puzzle. Email your answers to pascopuzzles [at] gmail [dot] com by 11:59 A.M. Pacific time on Saturday, May 29, 2021 for a chance to win a crossword subscription of your choice. Best of luck, and don't forget to look at the information below!

The meta answer is nine letters long.

These clues might be helpful:
"Cosi fan ___"
Grand ___
Honor
Olympic equipment pieces
Online admin
Saw
Shade of purple
Silent performers
Strain

Hope you enjoy the puzzle, and happy solving!
-Paolo


Sunday, May 9, 2021

PUZZLE #92: Themeless 27

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Another themeless today—aimed for a medium-ish difficulty on this one, for ~variety~. Hope you enjoy!

Also, I don't have a tip jar on this site + I'll always be posting puzzles for free, but if you want to show appreciation, consider a donation to any of these funds for AAPI Heritage Month. Only if you're able, of course, but there are a lot of funds that could use donations

-Paolo

Sunday, April 25, 2021

PUZZLE #91: Themeless 26

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Typing this with the online ACPT in another tab, so this is also gonna be a short post, but: been a fun first ACPT, great puzzles, great people, great presentations, highly recommend!  

This is the puzzle I brought to the Virtual Puzzle Table, so some people have already gotten the sneak peek of this puzzle. If you haven't solved it yet, check it out! If you have solved it—idk, solve it downs only or something? (Many thanks to official ACPT comedian Adam Nicolle for test solving!)

Hope you enjoy,
Paolo

(luckily there is no chance sid will have to do this)

Sunday, April 18, 2021

PUZZLE #90: Themeless 25

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Quick post, can't type a ton, but there are a lot of great puzzle things going on that you should check out!

Themeless today—hope you enjoy!
Paolo

Thursday, April 1, 2021

PUZZLE #89: [post title here] DO NOT PUBLISH EARLY

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Hope you enjoy,
Paolo


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