Wendy Walker




Drawing a Blank

· By guest constructor Cap'n Rick and Wendy Walker · Published 2023-09-10T04:02:05.949Z

Here's another SSS collaboration by "Wennedy" (fitting portmanteau word coined by @Al Sisti). We had lots of fun creating this puzzle (as a rookie constructor, Wendy finds that it's a great learning experience working with Rick!) and we hope you…

Fourth Wheel

· Published 2023-08-27T04:01:17.437Z

I use this puzzle's metanism frequently when trying to solve meta puzzles, but usually it goes nowhere fast. This one, I hope, will be a happy exception.


· By guest constructor Dr. Tom and Wendy Walker · Published 2023-08-23T04:02:07.637Z

Dr. Tom and Wendy teamed up on this week's puzzle. It should not be difficult for solvers to determine which constructor crafted which clues. At the reveal next week, Dr. Tom will share with you the puzzle's unusual origin story.
Thank you to Al…

Where's That Cat?

· Published 2023-08-16T04:01:22.141Z

I originally made this puzzle just for myself and a few friends -- but for some reason Dr. Tom thought it would make a good MEOW. In fact, the metanism that he initially tried when solving this one inspired him to create an entirely new puzzle…

Double Dealing

· Published 2023-07-16T12:00:10.411Z

That thing you pay attention to in other meta puzzles and it turns out to be irrelevant? In this one, it's not. The inspiration for this puzzle was the frequency with which a certain potential solving strategy is raised in our Group Solves. Hmm, I…

Toe the Line

· Published 2023-07-02T12:00:43.285Z

Welcome to this week's Summer Sunday Substitute! I don't want to tell you too much about its origin right now, as that would provide a big hint. Thanks to Abide for the title and a little reworking. I hope you have fun with it -- just don't get…

Pack Up Your Troubles

· Published 2023-06-11T12:00:37.921Z

"Where do constructors get their ideas for metas?" Well, I got the idea for this puzzle when I drove past the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club on my way home from running errands (in the photo: "a testy opener, Number 1 begins the descent into the…

So March!

· Published 2023-06-11T02:16:42.572Z

I had a lot of fun making this one. It all came together over a quick breakfast-for-dinner at Perkins with my boyfriend Mark. Three Post-it notes of scribbling and we had seven beautiful themers, plus a few in reserve that I'll use for nudges. Thanks…

Postcards From the Edge

· Published 2023-05-22T04:02:26.041Z

“Where’s Wendy?” That’s the question posed in this week’s puzzle, which marks my debut as an MMM constructor! Here’s the back-story: Peter Abide asked me to write the clues for a future puzzle he was creating. I declined, explaining that I’d be away…

Naming Rights

· Published 2023-05-21T12:01:17.234Z

As an avid reader, an English major, and a writer and copy editor by trade, I've long thought that the topic of author names would make a splendid meta. Odds are good you'll need to do some Googling, but if you keep the title in mind, the meta…