Wednesday, November 27, 2019

November FREE RG

Back with this month's FREE RG! Aries Rows Garden subscribers will find the clue at C1 familiar if they already solved the subscriber puzzle on Tuesday. Happy solving, and Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!

November FREE RG - PDF: Hardest | Harder | Easier | Easiest | | Solution

November FREE RG - RGZ (for solving in the Rows Garden app for iPad/iPhoneAndroid, and Kindle Fire)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Aries Cryptic #20

Here's this month's cryptic! I had a lot of fun cluing this puzzle - hope you enjoy!

Aries Cryptic #20 - PUZ | PDF | PDF (Grayscale) | Solution

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Aries Throwback - "Land O' Flakes"

This month's Throwback puzzle is a bit of a nostalgic milestone for me - this month marks the ten-year anniversary of Minnesota Crosswords, which was my first major crossword project, and which technically led to the birth of Aries Puzzles as a legal entity.

The book has been out of print for a while, but it had a nice run, and while my work has vastly improved over these ten years, I still look back fondly at that time when I wrote the book. This puzzle is mostly a fully-revamped version of the original, which appeared in the book - my standards for fill have increased a bit in the last ten years - but the theme answers are all intact, and I even wedged in a couple of extra Minnesota references for nostalgia's sake, which I hope you don't mind. 15-Across didn't need to be in the grid, but hey, a Minnesota-inspired crossword may be the best context to use that answer, so there you go.

Happy solving!

Land O' Flakes - PUZ | PDF | Grayscale PDF | Solution

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

November FREEstyle

Here's the FREEstyle for November, which is a 70-word, 29-block puzzle. I've recently started playing around with quad-stacked corners; this puzzle started with the 8-letter stacks in the northeast and southwest. Even those 6-letter stacks are fun to fill, with a couple of longer across entries intersecting them. Hope you enjoy!

November FREEstyle - PUZ | PDF | Grayscale PDF | Solution