Thursday, September 17, 2020

Twists & Turns #4

Twists & Turns #4 - Standard Version PDF | Harder Version PDF | Standard Version JPZ | SOLUTION PDF

Back this month with another Twists & Turns! As with the past T&Ts, I've included PDFs of the Standard and Harder versions. The Standard version lists the Twists in grid order, while the Harder lists the Twist clues alphabetically. There's also a JPZ of the Standard version - to solve, first download the link above and then visit the Crossword Nexus Solver to use their online interface. 

The August monthly bundles for Aries Rows Garden and Aries Freestyle have also been added - scoop up a bundle or two (or sign up for a subscription) if you're looking for more puzzles to solve.

Happy solving!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

August FREE RG

August FREE RG - PDF: Hardest | Harder | Easier | Easiest | Solution

August FREE RG - RGZ (for solving in the Rows Garden app for iPad/iPhoneAndroid, and Kindle Fire)

Here's the August FREE RG. This puzzle started with the entry at B2. As always, hope you enjoy!

Announcement: I'm cutting back on the Thursday puzzles. Instead of the weekly rotation I'll be moving to a once-a-month posting schedule featuring either a variety puzzle or a cryptic. I've got a Twists & Turns puzzle lined up for September, for starters. The monthly free puzzle will still be posted on a Thursday, but the week of its posting will vary. Be sure to sign up for the RSS feed (see the sidebar on the right) or subscribe to the Daily Crossword Links newsletter so you don't miss any new monthly puzzles. Thanks to all those who have stopped by each week to solve over the last year and a half! I do hope you keep coming back for the monthly puzzles.

Yours in puzzling,

-Andrew

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Aries Cryptic #29

Aries Cryptic #29 - PUZ | PDF | PDF (Grayscale) | Solution | Intro to Cryptics (PDF)

Here's the cryptic for this month. While it was not the seed entry, I think 6-Down is my favorite clue. I particularly like clues that have a logical and consistent surface sense and this one was fun to mold into shape. Hope you enjoy!

It's a little late this month, but I've got July bundles up for the Rows Garden and Freestyles. I've permanently cut the price of those monthly bundles so if you're curious to know what to expect from a Rows Garden or Freestyle subscription, scoop up a monthly bundle or two!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Aries Throwback - "Culture Club"

Aries Throwback - "Culture Club" - PUZ | PDF | PDF (Grayscale) | Solution

Here's the Throwback puzzle for the month, titled "Culture Club," which was originally published in The Growler in 2019. I found out (secondhand) that The Growler officially ceased publication last month, which means that I'll no longer have any more puzzles there. It was fun while it lasted though! Hope you enjoy this puzzle - it's got a beer theme but it should be accessible for non-beer nerds too. Happy solving!