Puzzle #15: Cryptic Themeless #2

Link to puzzle on Amuselabs is Cryptic Themeless #2, hints can be found under the Reveal menu and will tell you what portion of the clue is the straight definition. PDF can be found at the bottom of this post. Forgive me, but I’m about to be a bit chatty. I had been doing improv… Continue reading Puzzle #15: Cryptic Themeless #2

Puzzle #12: Cryptic Themeless #1

Happy early thanksgiving to those who celebrate, I bring you a midi (24 clues) cryptic crossword with no association to the upcoming holiday. It does however feature a few clues I am extremely proud of, including my first use of a type of wordplay that still feels very new to me when I see it… Continue reading Puzzle #12: Cryptic Themeless #1

Puzzle #11: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Happy NBA Opening Day to those who celebrate! I’ll be streaming at 9pm (on 2MBStudios for the rest of the month. November I’m back on JoshSolves with a new look!) so I won’t be able to watch the Celtics take on the 76ers, but I’m already jazzed about watching the highlights after the stream. Today… Continue reading Puzzle #11: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Puzzle #8: Welcome to the inn

I found this short video essay on what the author suggests is the rising trend of what he terms “cosy games”, and found the main tenet of the video to resonate with something I’ve known about myself: give me a game where the rules are straightforward, where I can have some sense of control and… Continue reading Puzzle #8: Welcome to the inn

Puzzle #6: Vacation Cryptic

This puzzle is dedicated to the smooth jazz playlist of covers that played every morning while my partner and I ate breakfast on a recent vacation in Mexico. The Nora-Jones-ification of pop hits you forgot about led to many a “Wait, is this Aerosmith?” and similar. This is the first cryptic crossword on this blog,… Continue reading Puzzle #6: Vacation Cryptic