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Cryptic: Shade Management

· Published about 1 year ago

I think this is a tough one.
Reference dictionary/thesaurus is mostly Chambers: (If it's not in Chambers but you're pretty sure you're right, try Merriam-Webster or a sensible Google search. Chambers may be the cryptic…

Cryptic: A Strange Case

◆◆ · Published about 1 year ago

First full cryptic! I'm hoping to do one of these a month.
I didn't use a reference dictionary (I'll change that in the future) but I've checked some of the nastier clues against Chambers' online tools (dictionary, thesaurus and biographical…

Mini: Going Postal

· Published about 1 year ago

A little practice puzzle. I spent all day trying to make this work the other day, and kept getting stuck with bad fills and nonsense words. Today, I tried moving the black squares to the opposite corners, and the fill came together in about two…

Mini-Midi Fill Practice

· Published over 1 year ago


Mini Cryptic #1

· Published over 1 year ago


Mini Fill Practice #2

· Published almost 2 years ago

More fill practice. I tried to avoid a lot of technological abbreviations but I suppose some are always going to be needed with a lot of three-letter fills. Also tried to be more playful with my clues this time!

Mini Fill Practice #1

· Published almost 2 years ago

Good fills are proving to be a weakness of mine, so I tried to work on that in this crossword. I didn't include words I can't define off the top of my head. I also tried to avoid naticks - those will be different for everyone, of course, but I don't…


· Published almost 2 years ago

this is the first American-style crossword i've ever set. it turns out setting crosswords is way harder than it looks.

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