Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Puzzle #2 - Solution

RG 2015.2 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG 2015.2 Easier/Easiest - Solution

Apologies for the very short post. I'm off to Colorado this week and am busy in preparations. Though we've had a very mild winter here so far (a welcome respite from last year's disastrously cold and snowy winter), a long weekend in Colorado Springs is always something to look forward to. My condolences to those stuck in the winter blizzard out east - I can certainly relate!

B2 was the seed here, and I like the cleverness I was able to wrangle out of some otherwise ordinary entries (I'm looking at you, C1 and E2). Not a ton of Scrabbly letters in this grid, and it's in these situations where cluing can deliver the freshness of a puzzle. Hope you enjoyed it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Puzzle #1 Solution

RG2015.1 Solution - Hardest/Harder

RG2015.1 Solution - Easier/Easiest

Starting the year off with a bang! We've been in a deep freeze for a while now (well, it's Minnesota, so what should I expect), and I burned through a long list of seed answers a while back, so it was a bit of a struggle to brainstorm some fresh new entries. I ended up using B1 as the seed; though I stopped watching Colbert years ago, I remember watching the first episode, and then saw the final song also featured his first guest, so I thought it'd make a good trivia clue. Also happy to work in D1, E1, F2, and J2, and I liked the clues on G1 and H1.

Hope it treated you well; welcome again to Year #2 of subscriptions.