Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August FREEstyle

Here's this month's FREEstyle! I started this puzzle with 33-Across, which is a clue/entry pair that had been on ice for a while.

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Happy solving!

August FREEstyle - PUZ

August FREEstyle - PDF

August FREEstyle - Grayscale PDF

August FREEstyle - Solution

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Back with this month's FREE RG! Row A was the seed entry for this puzzle. Among the clues, my favorites may be D1 and I2. Hope you enjoy! I'll be back next week with a Freestyle.

July FREE RG - Hardest (PDF)

July FREE RG - Harder (PDF)

July FREE RG - Easier (PDF)

July FREE RG - Easiest (PDF)

July FREE RG - RGZ (for use in the Rows Garden app for iPad/iPhone)

July FREE RG - Solution (PDF)

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!


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!


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