Monday, August 25, 2014

Puzzle #17 Solution

RG2014.17 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2014.17 Easier/Easiest - Solution

Had fun meeting up with legendary constructor Brendan Emmett Quigley this past weekend. We sweated through a hot-as-blazes Twins-Tigers game at Target Field, and had some good discussions regarding puzzles and whatnot. Good times. I assume you're doing Brendan's twice-weekly puzzles on his blog; if you're not, well, shame on you.

Hope you enjoyed this one. One of my favorite clues here on display, at Row 1. What'd you think?


  1. Ah, yes, row 1.... I couldn't figure that out for the life of me, even when I was sure I had all the blooms correct. Can you enlighten me? An while I'm asking questions - what's the deal with needing a profile in order to post a comment?

  2. Surprise is a city in Arizona, and a "party" can refer to a group of people, hence ARIZONANS.

    If you select Name/URL in the dropdown box, you can just enter a name, thus bypassing the need to need a profile.

  3. Links for solution to #17 inoperative.

    1. Whoops...sorry about that. Links are fixed.

    2. Thanks for both answer! Formerly Anonymous

  4. Andrew:

    I am constantly amazed at your ability to create these Rows Gardens on a biweekly basis. I have tried creating them before, once on a vacation and my wife nearly divorced me at the end of it for all the time it took! The pangram in #16 (had to refresh my memory on it) is brilliant. I have been successfully doing the hardest versions of the puzzles with no Googling, however the last three (16-18) forced me to drop back to the Easier version as I just could not get wrap my head around some of the clues. In 18, for example, I was challenged by the false redirects on "Pot substance" and "Poison, for one". "Bird house?" is also a great clue that I would not have gotten without solving Row L word. Oh well, don't change a thing. I like the challenge!