Chris Derrick



Amateur puzzle constructer. Multiple NYT rejections. PDX.
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Play by Play

· Published 9 months ago

In this puzzle I'm picturing play-by-play broadcasters excitedly shouting the thematic answers, which is why I styled the clues as I did. Since it's already a sports puzzle, I also leaned into some sports references for the other clues. - CD

Rejected Beatles' Songs

· Published 9 months ago

I started with the idea of doing actual Beatles songs but decided to alter them a bit when I realized the real song title referenced in 38A and the imagined title have the same number of letters. From there I scrolled through Spotify to find other…

Mic Check

· Published 9 months ago

This is my favorite puzzle that I have made so far. I am pleased with how I was able to work the various album titles into the grid -- it took a long time. I sketched this puzzle out in a notebook while sipping a beer at a neighborhood spot. There…

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