Monday, September 25, 2017

Puzzle #48: But Wait, There's More

If you subscribe to Outside the Box Puzzles, you'll be getting a double dose of me today, since I've got a variety puzzle there which should be going out soon. In the meantime, enjoy this non-variety puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution). No embedded version of this week, because of special characters that don't play nice with the applet.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Puzzle #47: Spelling Out

Last week's meta asked you for an alliterative phrase. The four theme entries (TEOTIHUACAN, SALAMANCA, JAMESCAAN, MAJORARCANA) all ended with various permutations of the letters NCAA. There are actually a bunch of alliterative phrases associated with the NCAA, but the most appropriate one is Final Four, since NCAA are the final four letters of each theme entry. (I also took Sweet Sixteen, since there are four sets of four letters in total.)

No meta this week, just a good old-fashioned themed puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution). Enjoy!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Puzzle #46: Endgame

Most of the metas I've posted here have been pretty tricky, but I do like to do a straightforward meta from time to time too! This week's puzzle (pdf, puz, pdf solution) is called "Endgame," and the meta answer is an alliterative phrase. As always, feel free to email me with solutions, to ask for hints, etc.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Puzzle #45: Pivot to Video

It seems to be the thing to do these days, so I've fired some of my clue writers and I'm pivoting to video.

(I'm including the pdf, puz, and pdf solution, but I highly recommend solving in the browser if you can - you can change the settings by clicking the picture of the gear at the top right, if you'd like. All clips are copyright their respective owners.)