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Written on Jul, 04, 2015 by in , | 1 Comment.

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Devil Cross 53 In the Name of the Father

Happy Fireworks Day! Sorry for the slightly late posting — my Florida vacation combined with typesetting for this unusual 24×15 puzzle made for a deadly combo this morning.

Anyway, today’s puzzle is a meta contest! And it’s meant to be an easy one. Find the hidden answer, send it in by the deadline below. Because America, that’s why.

In other news, Chris King has an entertaining recap of the Indie 500 Crossword Tourrnament here, so check it out. (Note: it contains spoilers, obviously).

The answer to this contest puzzle is one of America’s Founding Fathers. Please submit your answer to me ( by 8 pm ET on Friday, July 10. Only one answer per entrant, please — so make sure you’ve got it right before hitting “Send.” One random winner will get somethin’ nice from yours truly. Maybe a puzzle book, or maybe a small souvenir from my vacation. I dunno. We’ll figure it out.

Enjoy today’s puzzle. There will be a new one on July 11.

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Written on Jun, 20, 2015 by in | 6 Comments.

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First, sort-of-a-very-tiny-spoiler alert: I wrote today’s puzzle for the person who’s most responsible for making me like crosswords, and it’s sort of a companion piece to a recent one. I think it’s more “Mildium” in difficulty rather than simply Mild, but whaddya gonna do? (Answer: come up with a new spice rating called “Mildium” sometime. Or do nothing and be lazy about it. I choose answer B!)

Second, Lollapuzzoola 8 (a.k.a. LPZ 8, a.k.a. Lollapuzzocho) is coming up on August 8. That’s a Saturday in August, and I plan to be there. The Indie 500 Crossword Tournament owes much of its inspiration to LPZ, so if you have an inkling of going, do yourself a solid and go.

Finally, quick programming note: I’m going on vacation for about nine days beginning on June 26, so there will be no Devil Cross puzzle next week. I’m planning on posting a new puzzle the following weekend (yes, while I’m still on vacation), but I can’t guarantee it. I’ll post updates as necessary.

Enjoy today’s puzzle, and I’ll see you (hopefully?) in two weeks.

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