Sunday, July 8, 2018

PUZZLE #36: Marvelous!

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Hello, solvers!

New puzzle this week! I have some [SPOILERY] links to check out after you finish:

1.) This Will Nediger puzzle, which I like to think of as this puzzle's spiritual twin. I've had this puzzle idea kicking around for a while, though, so think of it more as cool parallelism than me Timothy Parker-ing.

2.) And this video, which I consider to be one of the best movie promos of all time.

3.) This one isn't a spoiler, but check out Peter Broda's latest vowelless crossword pack, Made Without AEIOU. I've solved the first two, and they're *chef's kiss*

Enjoy!
-Paolo



Sunday, June 24, 2018

PUZZLE #35: Bank Statement

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Easier puzzle this week, with a pretty open grid. Also, this isn't theme related, but this is just to say that I'm doubling down on the opinion expressed in 9-Down.

In other puzzle news: These Glutton for Pun puzzles and this arctan(x)word puzzle are excellent, and you should check them out immediately.

Hope you enjoy!
-Paolo


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

PUZZLE #34: Many Happy Returns

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Hello again!

It's been a minute since the last puzzle. Sorry for the inactivity— I was busy with boring things like graduating high school. That whole deal is over now, though, so I have some time to spare for crosswords. So, without further ado: here’s a hard puzzle with a theme I like, and a revealer that I think is pretty fitting.

As always, enjoy!
-Paolo

P.S. There's still time to grab the Indie 500 solve-at-home set -- all of the puzzles are great (as is expected), including the meta suite. Check it out if you can!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

PUZZLE #33: Themeless 9

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Hello, solvers! It's been a while since the last themeless-- hope you enjoy this one!

-Paolo


Sunday, April 29, 2018

NO PUZZLE TODAY

The title says it all; I just had a chem final yesterday, so all my time for the last week has been consumed by that. Really sorry, but life got in the way. Puzzle #33 will be released next Sunday.

If you need puzzles to solve in the meantime, let me direct you to Women of Letters, a crossword packet by an A-list of female crossword constructors. Plus, every purchase of the packet helps women-centric charities. Hit that link up immediately!

See you next week,
-Paolo

Sunday, April 15, 2018

PUZZLE #32: "What's Poppin?"

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"Mary Poppins" is the musical my school's doing this year, and opening night was this past Friday. It's been a blast from start to finish-- anyway, the show's been on my mind in the four months since rehearsals began, so here's a puzzle themed around my personal favorite song from the show-- I get chills every time. Once you're done, listen to it here (SPOILERS, but beautiful and melodic spoilers).

Hope you enjoy!
-Paolo


Sunday, April 1, 2018

PUZZLE #31: Shelling Out

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Happy Easter/April Fool's Day, solvers! This puzzle's in celebration of one of the two; no points for figuring out which one it is. I gridded the puzzle while watching "Arrival," and clued it while watching "Pride and Prejudice," so expect an eclectic tone for this one.

Hope you enjoy!
-Paolo