Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Puzzle #12 - Solution

RG2014.12 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2014.12 Easier/Easiest - Solution

Another brief post today. Very busy work and puzzle schedule of late - that's how I like it! B2 was clearly the seed, and I loved the clue that I came up for it. That's what I strive for in a seed answer - a fresh, lively answer coupled with a clever clue. Speaking of which, Wordplay magazine's third issue will be released soon, and I'm fairly certain it contains an original Rows Garden of mine, and if it's the one I think it is, it features perhaps my favorite clue ever. I've got some more puzzles coming up in future issues as well, and based on what I've seen and solved in the first two issues, it's a stellar magazine. Definitely worth a subscription if you haven't already.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Puzzle #11 - Solution

RG2014.11 - Hardest/Harder

RG2014.11 - Easier/Easiest

Short write-up this week. B1 was the seed here, and I liked the entries surrounding it as well. Three instances of THE included in a Row answer, which I don't mind as long as the crossing blooms don't also use THE. I did have to resort to duping TO at K1 and its first crossing White Bloom, but I can live with that. How'd this one treat you?