Monday, October 26, 2015

Puzzle #22 Solution

RG2015.22 Hardest/Harder - Solution

RG2015.22 Easier/Easiest - Solution

B1 was the seed, which then enabled a couple of especially long entries at C2 and E2. Those can be fun, especially because 16 letter entries are rare in standard crosswords, what with the conventional size of a grid is 15 letters long. But that has the downside of necessitating short Row entries like B2, which goes against one of the more endearing qualities of Rows Gardens, that they avoid the short 3-, 4-, and 5-letter entries that generally make up 75% of a standard crossword. Hopefully the trade-off here was worth it.


  1. Is it possible that there is a misprint in the 2nd clue of I. It seems to be only one word...

  2. Anybody have a clue for "Cancelled, as a check"? Thanks.

    1. It's not like when the bank cancels it. Think of what you'd do if you wrote a check for the wrong amount.