Wendy Walker




First-Name Basis

· Published 2024-01-22T12:43:01.931Z

Hello, friends! Here is my first puzzle of 2024. Thanks to Abide for being such an awesome mentor, Cap'n Rick for his kind encouragement, and Joe Ross for his technical support. Nudges: Based on the title, what do you think should you be looking for…


· Published 2023-12-03T05:05:49.505Z

A sad comedown, title-wise: My previous puzzle (created with Cap'n Rick) was titled "Perfect Content" --- this one is "D-Grade." I hope you enjoy SSSolving it nonetheless! Thanks to AJK for the title; AJK and Peter Abide for test-solving; and Joe…

Perfect Content

· By guest constructor Cap'n Rick and Wendy Walker · Published 2023-11-20T05:05:26.193Z

Back in August, Wendy came up with what she thought was a cool idea for a meta but, being a neophyte constructor, couldn't figure out how best to put it into action. In a happy coincidence, Cap'n Rick had had the very same idea. They joined forces…

Bar Code

· By guest constructor Alan Kennan and Wendy Walker · Published 2023-10-02T10:35:48.525Z

This meta puzzle was inspired by a rabbit hole that Wendy went down while trying to solve a Gaffney WSJ puzzle a few weeks ago. She thought it would make a nifty metanism for a future puzzle, and mentioned it to Alan, who within hours had devised two…

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I originally made this puzzle just for myself and a few friends -- but for some reason Dr.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…

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