Monday, December 4, 2017

2018 Subscriptions Open, and Announcing Aries Freestyle!

2018 Aries Rows Garden subscriptions are now open! I'm thrilled that the series has stretched into a fifth year, and let's keep the party rolling. Head over to the 2018 Subscriptions page for more details and to subscribe.

In addition, I'm very excited to be launching Aries Freestyle in 2018. I've been obsessed with writing stagger-stack themeless puzzles over the last few years, and I've gotten a lot of positive response from solvers that they want more. Ask and you shall receive! Though I want to explore other freestyle formats, most of these will be of the stagger-stack variety. In addition to the regular bi-weekly delivery of Aries Freestyle puzzles, there will be four bonus puzzles released throughout the year. These might be oversized, may feature a quasi-theme or a twist, or it may feature a guest contributor - stay tuned!

More information on both services can be found on the 2018 Subscriptions page. Solvers can save money by bundling both services, or can subscribe to each service individually.

Thanks to all who have supported this site since its inception in 2010. Here's to making 2018 a great year in puzzling!


Monday, June 19, 2017

OFFICIAL RELEASE: The Stagger Sessions, a Crossword EP

I'm very happy to announce the release of The Stagger Sessionsa collection of twenty original themeless crosswords I wrote in the spring of 2017. All puzzles feature a staggered central stack, oriented either vertically or horizontally in each grid.

I'm conceptualizing this project as a "crossword EP," and thus the packaging of The Stagger Sessions is more reminiscent of an album of music than a standard crossword book. 

The Stagger Sessions will be available for purchase for $10 for the full EP, which includes the 30-page PDF including liner notes, the puzzles, and their solutions, as well as .puz versions of all the puzzles. In addition, individual puzzles will be available for just $1 per puzzle. 

For more details, and to purchase, visit the official Stagger Sessions website at

Friday, January 6, 2017

Puzzle #26 - Solution

In 2017, solutions are included with the puzzle email, instead of being posted on the website. I'll continue to update the site, and possibly will post a write-up or such down the road, but on a very infrequent basis. If you have questions or comments about the puzzles, by all means drop me an email.

RG2016.26 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2016.26 Easier/Easiest - Solution

Puzzle #25 - Solution

RG2016.25 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2016.25 Easier/Easiest