Sunday, February 23, 2020

PUZZLE 12 - HEWWO! (themeless)

Solving Music: Bridal Party - Fruitless

Putting a title on this one was considerably difficult since for once in my life I decided to not do a themeless with any big entries in the center. I ended up referencing one of my favorite entries in this puzzle, even if it is a short one. I really wish that entry was viable in mainstream crosswords, but editors would never allow it. Cowards.

The seeds for this one were 44 and 47-Across; 44 in particular was one I really wanted to include. I will always associate it with this bit from Snapcube's Real-Time Fandub of the PS4 Spider-Man game (spoilers for PS4 Spider-Man and obviously this puzzle at that link). All of the Real-Time Fandubs are fantastic, and I highly recommend them.

Enjoy the puzzle!


Tuesday, February 18, 2020



Solving Music: Professor Kliq - Mouth Money

Apologies for the lack of puzzles lately; I've been jumping around making a few puzzles for submitting, and a large chunk of my time recently went toward preparing a group cosplay to wear to the Sonic movie (movie was pretty dang good, btw). I've been kinda burned out on crosswords the past week or so, but I wanted to make sure this hiatus didn't last forever, so I worked up a new style of variety puzzle.

I hope the rules aren't too confusing on this one; the concept is pretty simple, but very hard to put into words. While the solve is probably a pretty fast one, this is definitely a format I want to explore more; lots of fun phrases can be used as snakes, and the missing-letters phrase ties things together pretty well. Hope you enjoy it!