Sunday, November 23, 2014

Puzzle #23 Solution

RG2014.23 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2014.23 Easier/Easiest - Solution

Apologies for the late post -- totally spaced about it!

Row A was the seed here. I liked being able to fit in B1 and especially C2 (one of my favorite comedies), with the additional nugget of C2 crossing the third dark bloom. As for the clues, I especially liked the misdirect at H1.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Puzzle #22 - Solution

RG2014.22 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2014.22 Easier/Easiest - Solution

C1 was the seed answer for this puzzle. This is notable because it's the first time in 140+ Rows Gardens that I've used anything other than the A or B Row for the seed entry. Oh, believe me - I tried using it in Row B. But 12-letter answers (or any answer divisible by 3) are tough to work with, because moving them to the first answer or second answer in the Row doesn't change the blooms trigrams. So if it ain't working with the blooms in one orientation, it's likely not to work to move it to the second position in the Row. Here, it worked fine once I moved it down to Row C, and thankfully the A and B rows cooperated without much difficulty.

My favorite clue in this one? Probably K1.

New puzzle next Tuesday!