Monday, August 11, 2014

Puzzle #16 Solution

RG2014.16 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2014.16 Easier/Easiest - Solution

I did something that I've never done before while constructing a puzzle (standard crossword or otherwise): I went for a pangram. This wasn't the plan as I started, of course (B1 was the seed), but after I put in G2, I realized I was a Q short of a pangram. So I strove to include one, and it became apparent that it was possible to use the entry at I1. Normally I think pangrams are a sort of worthless stunt (outside of a thematic purpose for it), especially in a standard crossword where it's not that tough of an achievement. But I rarely have written pangrammatic Rows Gardens, for the mere fact that it's a lot tougher to pull off cleanly, and I took a chance and went for it. Hope you enjoyed it.

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