I moved to my new apartment on Monday. Between Thanksgiving and moving, as you might imagine I’ve not had a lot of time to think about puzzlemaking. I’ll be back on the 15th as per the uzh.
This one might not actually be as hard as some of the others? I clued it for NYT, but they said no and I decided to bring this one to the light of day now rather than trying to shop it around to other markets. I think it’s a good puz, even if it didn’t catch the NYT team’s eye!
Wow, fifty puzzles already? Seems like I just got started yesterday.
I have A LOT going on right now, so I dipped into the well of puzzles I made a while back for this one. It is unapologetically for the classical music nerds among you. Toi, toi, toi!
It’s not THAT common for me to put my seed at 1-Across; I do that only if the letter pattern makes me think it’d make sense to do that. It did here, so I did. A second seed sits at 61A.
Hope you enjoy!
This might be a little less hard than usual? I’m not sure. I did construct this to submit around, not to put on the website, so I might have clued it a little easier. It’s been a few months and the reason I’m using it instead of making a grid just for y’all is because I have, so to speak, A LOT ON ONE’S PLATE (15).
I do think it’s got some cool entries and I hope you have fun solving it!
Can’t believe I forgot to post it here! For those who don’t follow me on social media, I had a really big cryptic Sunday: three puzzles published on one day, two of them cryptic debuts. Solve ’em here:
- The Browser Cryptic #32 (subscription required)
- My cryptic debut in the New York Times! (crossword subscription required)
- My debut in the New Yorker! (free; limited articles available before paywall)
I also did an interview with The Browser in which I discuss cryptics and look swole (free to watch).