Friday, December 2, 2022

BEQ: Modern-Day Monsters by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
The Daily Princetonian: Case of the Sniffles by Bryan Boyd. Online.
Fordham Observer: Giving Tuesday 2022 Crossword by Maddie Sandholm. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Friday, December 2 (Mini) by Irene Hao. .pdf, online.

Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — December 2, 2022 by Rachel Fabi. .pdf, online.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: December 2, 2022 by Kate Chin Park. .pdf, online.
Crucinova: ($) Color By Numbers by Paul Coulter. Subscribe at link.
Inkubator: ($) They’re Doin’ It For Themselves by May Huang and Wendy L. Brandes. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Oculus Rift by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Caleb Madison. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Trip Payne. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Beth Rubin. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Jeff Stillman. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Themeless by Jim Page. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Scott Earl. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Ailee Yoshida. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Holiday Crossword: Friday, December 2, 2022 by Anna Shechtman. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Regrets All Around by Steve Faiella. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Have It Both Ways by Paul Coulter. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Primary Funds by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The XOXO Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: I Almost Gave Away the Ending by Matt Gaffney. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Examiner: ($?) Right This Way by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Online.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.
The Week: Downward Trend by Matt Gaffney. .pdf.

Mental Playground: December 2 by MP. .pdf, online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Looking Forward (Acrostic) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Out Of Left Field: ($) Cryptic #140 by Joshua Kosman & Henri Picciotto. Patreon subscription.
Some Variety: Advent 2022: #2 by Elgel online.

Financial Times: FT Weekend Magazine Crossword Number 617 by Aldhelm. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,267 by Mudd. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,930 by Harpo. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Phi. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 767 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 29 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 28 2022 by Emma Lawson and Evan Morien. .pdf, online.
The Daily Princetonian: Fraternal Twins by Mikaela Lavandero. Online.
MEOW: First Responders (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Tough As Nails: Tough as Nails Themeless #76 by Stella Zawistowski. .puz, .pdf

Aries Puzzles: ($) Aries Freestyle #5.48 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — November 30, 2022 by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
AVCX: ($) A Thing or Two by Emet Ozar and Matthew Stock. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 30, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
Fireball: ($) Down-Shifting by Alex Eaton-Salners. Subscribe at link.
Luckystreak+: ($) puzzle #106: gimme the truth (themeless) by Ada Nicolle. Subscribe at link.
No-Feet McGee: ($) On the Prowl (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Double You Money by Michael Lieberman. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Doug Peterson. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Second to Nun, Wed, Nov. 30, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Robin Stears. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Hoang-Kim Vu & Christine Simpson. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
McKinsey: Self-Possessed by Peter Gordon. .pdf, online.
New York Sun: ($) A Few Choice Words by Nancy Salomon. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Addison Snell. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Sam Ezersky. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Water Carriers by Mark McClain. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Caller ID by Aaron Rosenberg. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Final Cut by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Adesina O. Koiki. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Blanc Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Vowel Play by Robert Logan & Jeff Chen. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Ben’s Cryptic Crosswords: Hug Reformer by Ben Robinson Online.
Some Variety: Advent 2022: #0 by Elgel online.
Team Crazy Cryptics: Puzzle No. 72: No Reason by teamcrazymatt. Online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,265 by GOZO. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,928 by Paul. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Mev. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Friday, 25 November 2022

BEQ: On the Table by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 24 2022 by Emma Lawson and Evan Morien. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Friday, November 25 (Mini) by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.

Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — November 25, 2022 by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
AVCX+: ($) All-Star Lineup (themeless) by Adam Aaronson. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 25, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
luckystreak xwords: ($) legacy edition (themeless) by Ada Nicolle. Patreon Subscription.
luckystreak xwords: ($) passing through (themeless) by Ada Nicolle. Patreon Subscription.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Black Friday (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Lose the Pattern by Stella Zawistowski. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Patrick Berry. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Beth Rubin. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Emma Oxford. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) NYC Triples by Joy M. Andrews. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Simon Marotte. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Everdeen Mason. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Holiday Crossword: Friday, November 25, 2022. by Patrick Berry. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Down for the Count by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: That’s a Stretch by Paul Coulter. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Two Tight by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Showtime by Mike Shenk. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.
The Week: And The Oscar Goes To… by Matt Gaffney. .pdf.

Crossword Nexus Blog: Iso Play (Kaidoku) by Alex Boisvert .jpz, .pdf, online.
Out Of Left Field: ($) Cryptic #139 by Joshua Kosman & Henri Picciotto. Patreon subscription.

Financial Times: FT Weekend Magazine Crossword Number 616 by Aldhelm. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,261 by Slormgorm. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,924 by Philistine. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Phi. .pdf, online.
Time of London: Times Quick Cryptic No 2273 by Beck. .pdf.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Aaronson.org: Dirty Money by Adam Aaronson. .puz, .pdf, online.
BEQ: Themeless Monday #698 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Themeless #24 by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 21 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Crossword: Turkey Time by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Monday November 21 (Mini) by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.
Haymarket’s Squares: Menace #20 by ariel haymarket. .puz, .pdf, online.
LuterCross: Nobody Does It Better by Matthew Luter. .pdf, .puz, online.
Metas On A Tuesday: Equivocation (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: Everybody Get Together! (Meta) by Al Sisti. .puz, .pdf.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #8 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 22, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) Taking Sides on Thanksgiving by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Lil AVC X: ($) Spice Boys by Ryan McCarty. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Side Dish by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) A Square Deal (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Enticing Themeless by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) Sinking Feeling by Taylor Johnson. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Doug Peterson. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: I’d Like to Prank the Academy, Tue, Nov 22, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Patti Varol. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Susy Christiansen & Doug Peterson. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Magnum PI by Paula Gamache. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Wendy L. Brandes. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Wyna Liu. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by Natan Last. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Famous Foes by Stan Newman. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Look Sharp by Jeffrey Wechsler. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Final Question by Rafael Musa. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The FIFA Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Land Development by Sam Koperwas & Jeff Chen. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.47 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
BEQ Marching Bands: ($) BEQ MARCHING BANDS YEAR 8, #16 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Subscribe at link.
Darren’s Puzzles: Cryptic 2022-11 by Darren Miller. Online, .pdf.
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.47 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Josh Solves: Puzzle #12: Cryptic Themeless #1 by JoshSolves. .pdf, online.
Juff’s Cryptic Crosswords: Bad Idea 3: #302 by juff. .pdf, online, .ipuz.
Keynesian Cryptics: Keep Score by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Double or Nothing by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.12 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,258 by Rosa Klebb. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,921 by Qaos. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Crosophile. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 19 2022 by Emma Lawson and Evan Morien. .pdf, online.
Crossworthy: The Best of Both Worlds by May Huang & Kevin Trickey. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Sunday, November 20 (Mini) by Irene Hao. .pdf, online.
M & M Crosswords: Tweet Emotion by Martina Waluk. .pdf, online.
Rossword Puzzles: FIFA Match Fixing 2022, Part 2 by Ross Trudeau. .puz, .pdf, online.
Xylo’s Puzzles: Sept-urday #4 by Xylo. Online.

Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 20, 2022 by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
The Hub Crossword: ($) Sad Trombone by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Patreon subscription.
Premier Crosswordby Frank Longo. .pdf, online.
Sporcle: Great Expectations by orange_marker. Online.

The Atlantic: by Hal Moore. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Fred Piscop. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Mystery Solved, Sun, Nov 20, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: Place Setting by Doug Burnikel & C.C. Burnikel. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
Merl Reagle Archives: November 20, 2022 – Reindeer Games by Merl Reagle. Online, .pdf.
New York Sun: ($) Body Double by Ed Early. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) Fan Club by Joe Deeney. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Trey Mendez. Online, app.
Newsday: FEAST YOUR EYES: No Knife or Fork Needed by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Themeless Sunday 17 by Rebecca Goldstein and Rafael Musa. Online, pdf. .puz.
Universal Sunday: Men in Black by Morton J. Mendelson. .puz.
*USA Today: Cart In by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
*USA Today: Three Sisters by Erik Agard. (November 19) Online, .pdf, app.
*Note, the USA Today app and website have not been loading the newest puzzle. In the meantime the puzzle is only available through The Puzzle Society, subscription required.
Washington Post: “You Had One Job!” by Evan Birnholz. Online, .pdf. .puz.

The Browser: ($) Cryptic by Will Nediger. Subscribe at link.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Cryptic #32 by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.

Everyman Cryptic: No 3,971 .pdf, online.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Lark. .pdf, online.
New York Times Variety: ($) A Little Variety by Frank Longo, Patrick Berry, and Prasanna Seshadri. .pdf, online.
The New Yorker Cryptic: Cryptic by Patrick Berry. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 763 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 15 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
The Daily Princetonian: Now You C Me by Sabrina Effron and Jaeda Woodruff. Online.
Fordham Observer: Wednesday, November 16 (Mini) by Shelby Williams. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Tuesday, November 15 (Mini) by Gabriel Garcia and Irene Hao. .pdf, online.
MEOW: Top Down Shout Out (Meta) by whimsy. .puz, .pdf, online.
Tough As Nails: She Goes Two Ways by Stella Zawistowski. .puz, .pdf

Aries Puzzles: ($) Aries Freestyle #5.46 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — November 16, 2022 by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
AVCX: ($) Pardon The Interruption by Chandi Deitmer and Enrique Henestroza Anguiano. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 16, 2022 by Kelsey Dixon. .pdf, online.
Fireball: ($) Oink! by Peter Gordon. Subscribe at link.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Sky is Falling: Mini Monday #36 by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Getting Better by Lynn Lempel. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Donna S. Levin. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Walk Tall, Wed, Nov 16, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Robin Stears. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Chandi Deitmer. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
McKinsey: Animal Alliteration by Peter Gordon. .pdf, online.
New York Sun: ($) Head Chef’s Specials by Kent Lorentzen. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by John Hawksley. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Wyna Liu. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword by Erik Agard. .pdf, online.
Newsday: First to Second by Guilherme Gilioli. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Mixtape by Bart Gold. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Updates by Ada Nicolle. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Adesina O. Koiki. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Ranch Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Coarse Catalog by Kate Chin Park & Will Nediger. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Ben’s Cryptic Crosswords: Holding the …! by Ben Robinson Online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,253 by MONK. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,916 by Brummie. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Wire. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Crossworld News and Notes, November 2022


Across and Down” is a CBC documentary that follows a set of constructors as they fight to improve representation in crosswords. Constructors featured are Tass and Lita Williams, Natan Last, Nancy Serrano-Wu, Soleil St-Cyr, Ross Trudeau, and Nate Cardin. While the documentary is currently not available outside Canada, the accompanying articles “Seven crossword constructors fighting for better representation in the beloved puzzle” and “Bias in crosswords: how women, people of colour and LGBTQIA+ communities are overlooked” provide a bit of a sneak peek. We’re happy to see Queer Qrosswords, Women of Letters, and The Inkubator mentioned.

In digging up more about “Across and Down” we found an old, but excellent, article from the Halifax Examiner featuring Tass and Lita Williams and the making of culturally significant crosswords.

Celia Mattison, writing for Catapult Magazine in “Why I Started Writing Crossword Puzzles” describes her experience in redefining what “common knowledge” can be in crosswords.

From cryptic streamer Hayley Gold: “This month’s cryptic stream (featuring guests Ryan McCarty, Derek Allen, and No-Feet McGee — plus the boring regulars: Will Nediger, Al Sanders, and Two-Feet Hayley —though technically one is broken) will be on Friday, November 18 at 9 pm Eastern. Come one, come all for a cornucopia of classic cryptics, because that’s the only thing I’m thankful for.  Go to twitch.tv/bewilderingly to watch, or catch the VOD afterward for only 7 days (twitch lowered the number of days, so just come to the live show so ya don’t have to worry about it!)”


Congratulations to the new members of the Lil AVC X editing team for 2023: Derek Allen, Kavin Pawittranon, Kelsey Dixon, Ken Stern, No-Feet McGee, Olivia Mitra Framke, Rafael Musa, Rose Sloan, Sally Hoelscher, Sara Cantor, Steve Mossberg, and Will Eisenberg. We are so excited for the puzzles to come from this amazing lineup!

Lil AVC X is also recruiting constructors for the 2023 roster. Applications are due November 21.


Congratulations to Ada Nicolle who has joined the team at Crossword Club as both an editor and constructor.


Autostraddle, a progressive, feminist, LGBTQIA+ digital publication has begun offering crossword puzzles that center queer content. Puzzles so far are written by Brooke Husic and Rachel Fabi, with more constructors to come. Three mini puzzles each week are free to all, and a midi crossword is published Saturdays exclusively for Autostraddle’s A+ members.

A new crop of puzzle sources has come to our attention lately. We’re happy to share these in the Daily Links, but we also want to recommend them to our News and Notes readers. In standard crosswords we have learned of Completing the Square by Carter, Crossword Dilemmas by Emma Lawson, and Quid Pro by Andrew Anker; and in cryptics, Pix Puzzles by Pixlate and The Buzzle Blog by Celise. We have also started including The Chicago Maroon by University of Chicago students.

We’re also enjoying the work of Taylor Johnson and the ongoing suite of Lemonade Disco puzzles. Constructors of all experienced levels are encouraged to submit ideas. On the 17th of each month a new pack is released and the new prompt is announced.


Since the last News & Notes, Caryn L. Robbins (10/17), Rafael Musa (10/21), Joe Rodini (10/24), Nick Shephard (10/25), Ethan Zou (11/2), Juliet Corless (11/4), Jill Singer (11/6) made their NYT debuts! Congrats to everyone! Check out some of their other work we have enjoyed: Rafa’s AVCX+ “Can We Solve It? Yes We Can!” (with Kate Chin Park), Juliet’s work with The Daily Princetonian, Jill’s Spyscape “Inside Jobs“.


Thank you to our friends at the Fill Me In podcast, who in recent weeks have hosted a variety of guests to discuss topics in crossworld. Check out these episodes if you missed them: Rachel Fabi and Neville Fogarty talk about their work in making, solving, and streaming cryptic crosswords; Kate Chin Park and Will Eisenberg share their interesting origin stories; our own Matthew Gritzmacher discusses the history and future of Daily Crossword Links; and our own Shannon Rapp reviews some of her favorite indie puzzles over the last couple of months.


The New York Times is accepting applications for the second class of their Diverse Crossword Constructor Fellowship. Submissions open through December 1.

Beginning November 23 through January 3, 2023, The New York Times is accepting Sunday-size submissions only, directly by email to crosswordeditors@nytimes.com. All other submissions are closed until after January 3.


Have a news tip for us? An idea to pitch? A puzzle or puzzle site to share? Let us know!

Thursday, 10 November 2022

The Chicago Maroon: 49. Quarter System by Pravan Chakravarthy. .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 9 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Thursday, November 10 (Mini) by Aurelien Clauvid. .pdf, online.
Jeff’s Puzzles: Mostly Musical Mini 29 by Jeff Linder. .puz, .pdf
Jonesin’: “Change of Pace”–by only one letter. by Matt Jones. .puz, .pdf, online.
M & M Crosswords: Pause for Pirellis by Martina Waluk. .pdf, online.
Taylor Made Crosswords: Uplifting Horoscopes (Lemonade Disco #3 Preview) by Chandi Deitmer. .pdf, .puz, online.

AVCX: ($) Drinking Spots by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Subscribe at link.
ClassiCanadian Crosswords: ($) When and Where by Barb Olson. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 10, 2022 by Erica Hsiung Wojcik. .pdf, online.
Fireball: ($) What Next? (Meta) by Alex Eaton-Salners. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Giant by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Planet Crossword: Sci-Fi Themeless by Brendan Emmett Quigley . Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) Stay Out of the Kitchen by Rebecca Goldstein. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Zhouqin Burnikel. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Funny Guy, Thur, Nov 10, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Janice Luttrell. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by David Taber & Laura Moll. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) H-P, H-P, Hooray! by Ogden Porter. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Dan Caprera. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Everdeen Mason. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Thursday, November 10, 2022 by Robyn Weintraub. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Here’s Ears by Fred Piscop. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Take Aim by Catherine Cetta. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Fill Out by Scott Earl & Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Buckingham Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Stated Words by Tom Pepper. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog: Wordy Wednesday 506: Section Six 50 by Grant Fikes .pdf
Browser Sevens: Mini Cryptic by Gussalufz. Online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) High Spirits (Spiral) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,248 by Bobcat. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,911 by Nutmeg. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Bluth. .pdf, online.
The Spectator: ($) 2581: In The Balance by Lavatch. Subscribe at link.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

BEQ: Themeless Challenger by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Bewilderingly: The Fault in Our Stars by Will Nediger. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Spies in Disguise by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 7 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Tuesday, November 8 (Mini) by Aurelien Clauvid. .pdf, online.
Haymarket’s Squares: Sheydah #20 (Sheydah Lite!) by ariel haymarket. .puz, .pdf, online.
Metas On A Tuesday: Self-Promotion (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: Big Trouble (Meta) by Bird Lives. .puz, .pdf.
Quid Pro: Unquote Puzzle #1 by Andrew Anker. .puz, .pdf, online.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #6 by Brad Wilber. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 8, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) Rear-View Mirroring by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Lil AVC X: ($) Aftercare by Rafael Musa. Subscribe at link.
Luckystreak+: ($) puzzle #103: not a joke (themeless) by Ada Nicolle. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Dolphin by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Party Time (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Trendy Themeless by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) Now Streaming Worldwide by Robert Wemischner & Mark McClain. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Stella Zawistowski. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: He’ll Be Back, Tue, Nov 8, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Katie Hale. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by David Karp. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Prefixer-Upper by Lee Glickstein and Myles Callum. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by Erik Agard. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Finishing With Ease by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: On the Rise by Daniel Bodily. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Raised Bed by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Yacht Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: I Can’t Talk About It by Aaron Ullman. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.45 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
BEQ Marching Bands: ($) Marching Bands #8.15 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Subscribe at link.
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.45 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Keynesian Cryptics: Lose the Plot by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Marching Bands by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.10 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Real Puzzling Stuff: Cryptic Crossword #2 (11/7/22) by Ryan Patrick Smith. .pdf, online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,246 by Moo. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,909 by Qaos. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Hippogryph. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener

Friday, 4 November 2022

BEQ: Streaming Artists by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 3 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Haymarket’s Squares: Haymarket Mini #47 by ariel haymarket. .puz, .pdf, online.

Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — November 4, 2022 by Rachel Fabi. .pdf, online.
ClassiCanadian Crosswords: ($) Kitchen Party by Barb Olson. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 4, 2022 by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Crucinova: ($) Loafing Around by Emet Ozar and Will Nediger. Subscribe at link.
Current Magazine: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Inkubator: ($) Top Billing by Laura Dershewitz and Martina Waluk. Subscribe at link.
No-Feet McGee: ($) For Good Measure (Meta) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Plus Plus by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Peter Wentz. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Nathan Hale. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Umbrella Policy by Paula Gamache. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Juliet Corless. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Friday, November 4, 2022 by Mary Lou Guizzo. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Indifference by Winston Emmons. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Have a Blast! by David Litman. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Ctrl+Alt+Del by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Prohibition Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Trending Ending by Matt Gaffney. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Examiner: ($?) Veteran’s Day 2022 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Online.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.
The Week: Different Strokes by Matt Gaffney. .pdf.

AVCX Cryptic: ($) AVCX Cryptic Mini (11/3/2022) by Stella Zawistowski. Subscribe at link.
Out Of Left Field: ($) Cryptic #136 by Joshua Kosman & Henri Picciotto. Patreon subscription.
The Rackenfracker: That’s How Easy Love Can Be by The Rackenfracker. .pdf, .ipuz, online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,243 by Artexlen. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,906 by Picaroon. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Phi. .pdf, online.

Other American-style crosswords:

Reviews and Discussion at Diary of a Crossword Fiend | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Crosshare | CrosswordsBackwards | Cruciverbalista (en español) | Dictionaries6 | Easy Crossword | FreeDailyCrosswords | GameLab | Hard Crossword | r/crossword | Squares.io | YourPuzzleSource | XWord-Muggles Meta Calendar

Other Cryptic/Variety crosswords:

A Frame Games | cf.kmbweb.de Links Library | Harper’s ($) | Lovatts | Magpie ($) | Mokelfish Links Library | MyCrossword | NPL | Panda Magazine ($) | Private Eye | PuzzleCrypt archives | Puzzling StackExchange | r/crosswords | Split Decisions | Sydney Morning Herald ($) | The Telegraph | The Times (UK) ($), includes The Listener