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PUZZLE #89: [post title here] DO NOT PUBLISH EARLY

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[post here]

[rest of post here]

[sentence that reads naturally in post but is in fact heavily sponsored]

[end post here]

Hope you enjoy,
Paolo


[replace with good picture]

Sunday, March 28, 2021

VARIETY PUZZLE: Who's Zoomin' Who?

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Variety puzzle time! This one's a Packing Crates, a puzzle type invented by Patrick Berry and seen in the WSJ, where you have to place answers in Rows and rectangular Boxes. And, after spending a year seeing people's faces in little boxes on my little screen while I go to my little classes, this type of puzzle feels especially appropriate.

Credit where credit's due: first, many thanks to Ricky for test-solving—his input really improved this puzzle over the first draft. And, if you like puzzles like these, check out the variety suite Patrick Berry just dropped. All the puzzles are great (of course), but the Packing Crates was a real standout. It's also where I got the idea to make one of these, but he doesn't need to know that

Email me if you have any questions/need help! As always, hope you enjoy!
Paolo



Thursday, March 25, 2021

PUZZLE #88: "They Don't Allow You to Have Bees in Here"

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There are a lot of great Lucille Bluth quotes that pop into my mind on a regular basis, but the titular quote rises to the top for me. Truly an all-time great character—RIP to one of the best to ever do it

Thanks (and apologies) to David Gold for his blessing on the theme!

Hope you enjoy,
Paolo

Sunday, March 21, 2021

PUZZLE #87: This Time It's Fursonal

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BEFORE GETTING INTO THE POST: It's been a rough week, so here are some resources that are worth the time/money (HERE and HERE). Donate if you're able

Themed puzzle this week; tried to get it to play easier than normal. Before you email me: no, I'm not a furry, no, I don't have anything against furries, they rule, and yes, I thought of this theme on the fifth anniversary of "Zootopia."

Hope you enjoy,
Paolo