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Written on Oct, 17, 2015 by in | 8 Comments.

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.

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Photo credit: NPR

Photo credit: NPR


Oh, you thought I’d forgotten about themeless puzzles? Nope, I haven’t. But this one’s mega-sized! Because why not think big?

Have to run to a choir rehearsal, so here are some quick announcements:

  1. Kameron Austin Collins has jumped into the indie puzzle game with his new site HIGH:Low. It’s a biweekly themeless puzzle that you can sign up for here. His first one was a nice, nice puzzle. It’s Devil Cross-approved.
  2. There’s a new daily crossword blog out there, but this one is for the indies! It’s called New Grids on the Block, and they’re reviewing BuzzFeed and other puzzles with a sorta irreverent flavor. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Also, please note that my online widget for solving the crossword isn’t working right now, so you can’t solve right in the internet browser. But you can still solve in Across Lite and on the PDF as normal. Update, 10/17/15 @ 6:30 pm ET: I fixed the widget, so all methods for solving are available. YAY!

That’s all for now. Enjoy the mega-sized themeless goodness.

 

 

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Written on Oct, 10, 2015 by in | 8 Comments.

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.

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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.

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