Friday, 15 August 2014

Writing to you from beautiful and scenic Denver, Colorado, and I'm about to head out to sample the local libations so I'll keep this brief. Been a while since I've had a puzzle for you, but I figured I should throw something up here since I mentioned the site (and my "voice" or whatever) in my constructor's notes for the Sat NYT. Bit saucier, this one; I'll understand if we can't be friends anymore.

More words, crossed and otherwise, sometime later on...

Puzzle: Freestyle #36

Sunday, 20 July 2014

So you may have noticed that nothing's been happening here. I really should have posted something sooner, but then I just didn't. Anyway, I've been busy lately with a lot of stuff that I'm really excited about, but unfortunately writing puzzles for this blog is not one of them. It's something I still enjoy doing, but I've got a lot of other priorities at the moment and just can't justify busting my ass to stick to the regular schedule. I really don't like to rush and cut corners on these puzzles either. I've decided to continue the Cross Nerd puzzles on an aperiodic when-I-feel-like-it schedule a la Todd McClary's Unthemely series. I was working on a large freestyle several weeks ago that I'll post soon, once I find some time to write the rest of the clues. Sign up for the Google Group to have the puzzles emailed to you whenever they're ready. Otherwise, check back now and again and there may be something new here. Ciao for now!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Slipping and Sliding

A thousand apologies, but no puzzle this week. I'll try to get one up by the weekend, but no guarantees. Reasons include: surprise road trip to the twin cities over the weekend, crazy week at work, gig on Friday, long weekend and possible camping this weekend, and summer in general. Luckily, my man Erik Agard has you covered with a three-puzzle meta suite.

Thanks to the Minnesota puzzle crew for a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon nerd-out and tournament, and special thanks to the wonderful Andrew Ries for putting us up and putting up with us after a long day's drive on Friday night. The puzzles at the tournament were all top-notch, and the people were even better. I particularly enjoyed the one by Andy Kravis and the final themeless punisher by Victor Barocas. You can purchase all 7 puzzles for only $5 here:

Since the schedule here is so unpredictable, you might want to consider joining the Google group by clicking on the link in the menu to the right. That way you'll never miss a puzzle.

More words soon...