Tough as Nails Themeless #62

OK, we’re done talking about cryptics for a little bit — let’s not forget that vanilla can be quite delicious. (I now refer to standard American crosswords as “vanilla puzzles.”) Here’s one in which 1-Across was not a seed, but I enjoy the nostalgia of having it there.

Tough as Nails Themeless #62 – Across Lite

Tough as Nails Themeless #59

Here’s the latest puzzle, which started with 20A and its clue.

Various updates:

  1. I’ll be at ACPT attempting to defend or better my forth-place in-person title. For updates on ACPT-related anxiety dreams, keep following me on Twitter.
  2. The 21x Project is continuing in the background. This week I made a puzzle that I originally had no hope of selling, but it came out well enough that I’m going to try rather than just put it here. But I may occasionally put up a puzzle here if I make one that, IMO, is worth solving but wouldn’t quite work for a paying market.
  3. Got some cool projects in the works that I hope to be able to announce soon. In the meantime, keep solving Malaika and me at Vulture!

Tough as Nails Themeless #59 – Across Lite