Monday, December 31, 2018

Aries Cryptic #7

Happy New Year! Here's Cryptic #7 for your puzzling enjoyment.

Ready to start another year of Aries Rows Garden and Aries Freestyle! The first Rows Garden of Year 6 will be sent later tonight. Have you subscribed yet? If not, do so now - the 1-Year Bundle special is only valid through tonight.

Here's hoping for better things in 2019!

Aries Cryptic #7 - PUZ

Aries Cryptic #7 - PDF

Aries Cryptic #7 - SOLUTION

Intro to Cryptics Guide - PDF


Monday, December 17, 2018

Aries Cryptic #6

Back again for Cryptic #6! I'm particularly curious what the solver reaction will be to the clue for 17-Down in this puzzle. Did I throw a strike with this one, or is it more of a wild pitch? :)

Reminder that Subscriptions for Aries Rows Garden and Aries Freestyle are open! The 10% off 1-Year Bundle special is still good through the end of the year. Aries Cryptic will remain free for 2019, with the same bi-weekly Monday posting schedule planned.

Happy solving!

Aries Cryptic #6 - PUZ

Aries Cryptic #6 - PDF

Aries Cryptic #6 - SOLUTION

Intro to Cryptics Guide - PDF

Monday, December 3, 2018

Aries Cryptic #5

Back again for Cryptic #5! There are a couple of clues I particularly like in this one, especially 1-Across. I happened upon the definitional part a while back and I've been waiting to make use of it; fortunately the wordplay part lent itself to a decent surface reading. Being a big Bob Dylan fan, the clue for 22-Across kinda wrote itself once I stared at the entry long enough.

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Also, cryptic fans ought to be aware of Patrick Berry's latest installment of The Crypt - I'm currently solving the puzzles, slowly but steadily, savoring every bit of cryptic goodness. Get it while it's hot! And the first two Crypts if you haven't already.

Happy solving!


Cryptic #5 - PUZ

Cryptic #5 - PDF

Cryptic #5 - Solution

Intro to Cryptics - PDF