Devil Cross is a free, independent crossword puzzle by Evan Birnholz. Evan was inspired by other independent puzzlemakers’ work and wanted to create a fun, modern alternative to mainstream crosswords. What sets self-published puzzles apart from those you might encounter in a mainstream outlet is that the puzzle constructors retain complete control over their work and can publish their crosswords immediately, so the result is a timely, fresh puzzle that solvers can enjoy.
The goal of Devil Cross is to provide solvers with clever, ambitious, and at times risqué puzzles that you might not normally see in the newspaper.
Evan has been building crosswords since 2009. He has published puzzles in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fireball Crosswords, Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest, WordPlay Magazine, and the independent collection Twenty Under Thirty.
Evan currently lives with his wife in Philadelphia and is a graduate student in American History.