Tough as Nails Themeless #43

A little update on my puzzling activities outside of the website:

I’m mostly not making a lot of standard American crosswords for publication at the moment. I make easy ones on a slow but regular basis for Erik at USA Today (note: USAT recently started offering only the current day’s puzzle free, so stay on top of it if you don’t want to buy a subscription!), I make some for Crosswords With Friends, and I have the occasional private client. I have a few submissions (some accepted, some waiting for an answer) in the hopper at NYT and LAT, but I’m not doing the work to keep a steady stream of submissions up to editors to get them out there, for the most part.

I am, however, spending an awful lot of time making cryptics and writing trivia! You can find my cryptics at The Browser (edited by Dan Feyer), and soon at The New Yorker (edited by Andy Kravis and Nick Henriquez). I write trivia for a couple of syndicates, so if you play virtual pub quiz, you might be answering questions I wrote. Want custom trivia for your event? I can do that!

In the meantime, here’s another themeless. Enjoy!

Tough as Nails Themeless #43 – Across Lite

2 thoughts on “Tough as Nails Themeless #43

  1. Fun! Loved the cluing. Especially enjoyed writing in 40A, definitely needed the 44A-56A cross reference, was proud of myself for coming up with 52A from seventh-grade geography. New to me: 33A and 48A.


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