Suite Sixteen

Suite Sixteen: 16 Extra-Wide Themeless Puzzles

We live in a world where almost all crossword puzzles are 15x15, where phrases like A TEENAGER IN LOVE and ADELAIDE'S LAMENT are staples in themeless puzzles. And there's nothing wrong with a good 15x15, but I, for one, would hate to live in a world where you could never see PAUL BLART: MALL COP in a themeless because it's just too long. Some intrepid constructors have ventured beyond the 15x15 grid - Finn Vigeland's New York Times puzzle from February 10, 2018 is a great example. It's in that spirit that I present Suite Sixteen, a suite of 16 themeless puzzles, each designed to showcase 16-letter entries that you wouldn't be able to see in most crosswords. (Nothing longer than 16 letters, though. I mean, that would just be going too far.)

The suite costs $10 Canadian, and you can purchase it using the PayPal button below. (If you're opposed to using PayPal, send me an email at wnediger@umich.edu at we'll work it out.) You'll receive zip files with .puz and .pdf versions of the 16 puzzles, generally clued at a fairly challenging level. If you're on the fence, Puzzle 16 from the suite is available as a free sample here, as a puz and a pdf.