Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Aries Cryptic #16

Here's this month's Cryptic. I started this puzzle with 13-Across - shout out to my old home state, Minnesota! I noticed a good wordplay angle with the politician in question a while back and have been saving it for a while. Though it's probably not the best clue in the puzzle - the test solvers were unanimous in their praise for 14-Down. Hope you enjoy!

-Andrew

Aries Cryptic #16 - PUZ

Aries Cryptic #16 - PDF

Aries Cryptic #16 - PDF (Grayscale)

Aries Cryptic #16 - Solution

Intro to Cryptics - PDF

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Aries Throwback: "Hairy Styles"

For this month's Throwback, we're going back to 2014 for this Medium-difficulty puzzle, titled "Hairy Styles."

This is another puzzle from the Aries Xword archive - if you're interested, check out Maverick Crosswords, which is a compendium of 72 puzzles from the Aries Xword archive that was published by Sterling last year.

Happy solving!

-Andrew

Aries Throwback - Hairy Styles - PUZ

Aries Throwback - Hairy Styles - PDF

Aries Throwback - Hairy Styles - PDF (Grayscale)

Aries Throwback - Hairy Styles - Solution


Thursday, July 4, 2019

July FREEstyle

Here's this month's FREEstyle. The clue/entry pair at 31-Across was the seed entry, and I also especially like the clues at 14- and 56-Across. Hope you enjoy!

July FREEstyle - PUZ

July FREEstyle - PDF

July FREEstyle - PDF (Grayscale)

July FREEstyle - Solution