Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Ice Boxes

Ice Boxes - PDF | Solution (PDF)

Back with a second Boxes puzzle for this month's variety puzzle. From a solving perspective, these puzzles are among my favorite of the Patrick Berry-developed variety puzzle types, and they're very enjoyable to create as well. PDF only for this format - hope you enjoy!

Still one Tuesday to go in January so check back next week for the January bundle for Aries Rows Garden puzzles. 1/30/2024 UPDATE: The January monthly bundle is now posted! Of course, you can always subscribe to get the puzzles week-by-week so you don't have to wait for the bundles. 

Happy solving!

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

FREE RG - December 2023

FREE RG December 2023 - PDF: Hardest  | Harder | Easier | Easiest | Solution | RGZ 

It's been a while since I've posted a free Rows Garden, so what the hey. See above for the PDFs as well as an RGZ file for digital solving. As always, happy solving!

Year 10 of Aries Rows Garden just wrapped up but a reminder that subscriptions are always open. Year 11 is a rare 53-Tuesday year so subscribers will get an extra puzzle in 2024. I've also updated the monthly bundles through December 2023 as well as the archive, including the 2023 Second Half puzzles and the full 2014-2023 bundle. 

Here's to a great 2024!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Twists & Turns #9

Twists & Turns #9 - Standard (PDF) | Harder (PDF) | Standard (JPZ) | Solution (PDF)

Happy Thanksgiving, and keeping with the tradition, here's the annual T-Day Twists & Turns puzzle! As usual, there's a Standard and Harder PDF versions as well as a JPZ file in Standard difficulty only for digital solving. To solve digitally, first download the above file and then head over to Crossword Nexus and upload the file. Hope you enjoy! If you're still hungry for more T&Ts, be sure to check out the T&T puzzle pack that was released last year. 

Check back next week for the November bundle of the Aries Rows Garden puzzles. [11/30/2023 UPDATE: The November bundle is now posted!] A friendly reminder that subscriptions are always open if you don't want to wait for the monthly bundles.

Happy solving!


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Double or Nothing #5

Double or Nothing #5 - PDF | PDF (Grayscale) | Solution (PDF)

Back with another Double or Nothing puzzle! For the uninitiated, this is another of the many great formats developed by Patrick Berry. I tried a different grid layout than I've attempted in the past with these, including stacked grid-spanners and a higher number of odd-squared entries, which requires the use of longer entries in order to satisfy the rule of needing at least half of the squares used in each entry. PDF only for this format. Hope you enjoy!

One more puzzle to go this month for Aries Rows Garden, which is always open for subscriptions. Check back next week to scoop up the October monthly bundle once that's available. 11/1 UPDATE: The October bundle is now available! 

Happy solving!