RG2015.8 Hardest/Harder - Solution
RG2015.8 Easier/Easiest - Solution
Only until I made the solution for this puzzle did I realize how many debut entries there are in this puzzle. According to my databases, B1, C1, D1, D2, E1, H1, and J1 are all debuts. Now, some of those are mere plurals whose singular forms have been used, but still...something that I like to do is put in some fresh entries in each grid, and of course I try for some clever cluing for the Rows entries. Blooms entries I like to clue pretty much straightforward, to keep the difficulty level reasonable.
Row A was the seed, though mostly because of a cluing angle that I happened upon when I was cluing a puzzle for AriesXword. I ended up not using the clue because the entry in question had to be excised from the grid because of minor grid surgery during the editing phase. I decided to salvage the gist of the clue here.
Til next week!