Important Note: Puzzles #62-68 have been removed from Devil Cross for the time being because they may become future Washington Post puzzles. My apologies for the inconvenience. Puzzles #1-61 and #69 are still available to solve.
Another Sunday-size puzzle for you. This one’s 140 words, and definitely not as tough as last week’s.
Just a quick update on last week’s Escape Room experience: we won! Our team got out of the room with maybe three minutes to spare, so it was tense. I actually don’t think I did very well, at least in the sense that others figured out what to do before I did. I have a feeling that one of the reasons I tend to struggle in the Escape Room is that I’m so used to working on puzzles on my own that it can be a little jarring working in a team setting on multiple puzzles in a very short period of time. You don’t even know what you’re looking for most of the time. But then, the only way you can succeed in the rooms is to work as a team — a good life lesson, I s’pose. Of course, I’ve only done two rooms so far, so there’s no reason I can’t get better at them. They’re still hella fun no matter what.
Enjoy the puzzle. There will be a new one on October 17.