Monday, February 24, 2014

Puzzle #4 Solution

2014.4 Hardest/Harder -- Solution

2014.4 Easier/Easiest -- Solution

Short writeup this week. Row A was clearly the seed entry for this week's puzzle, though I particularly liked a number of entries this week - B1, E2, F1, and J1, for example. I toyed with cluing H2 as "White House occupant for parts of three decades," but thought the misdirect was a tad unfair; let me know if you think that kind of cleverness would have flown for you. Also, I had originally clued D1 as "Many Inception sequences," a clue/entry combo I've been saving for over three years, but with so much movie-ness going on in D2, F1, J2, and K1, I changed the clue to a non-movie connotation. Hope you liked this offering; next puzzle will be sent out next Tuesday.


  1. Hmmm... if the BARBARA BUSH clue was clever because there are two different people by that name, then no, I don't think it would have been legit. But "White House name for parts of three decades" would work.

  2. Yes, agreed; I didn't even go that route for my test-solver. It's best not to get too cute with proper names, especially because I think this puzzle had a few too many. Thanks for your response Dan!