Saturday, 3 December 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 768 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Nexus Blog: Stock Phrases by Quiara Vasquez & Alex Boisvert .jpz, .pdf, online.
David Alfred Bywaters: Teaser Rates by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Norah’s Puzzles: Cross the Streams by Ben Bass and Norah Sharpe. .puz, online.

Autostraddle: A+ Crossword Is Furiously Writing Fanfic by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: December 3, 2022 by Ada Nicolle. .pdf, online.
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) A League of Their Own (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
My Jewish Learning: MJL Mini Dec 2, 2022 by Rebecca Goldstein .pdf, online.
Spyscape: Casino Royale by Bryant White. .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Donna S. Levin. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Taylor Johnson. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) A Thought for Modern Times by Ed Early. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Kate Hawkins. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Wyna Liu. Online, app.
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Steve Mossberg. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Universal Freestyle 49 by Garrett Chalfin. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Tea Infusions by Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: It’s Not Just Jorts and Jeggings Anymore by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Monopoly Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Book Fare by Pelagia Horgan. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Mental Playground: December 3 by MP. .pdf, online.
Tortoiseshell Studio: Snake Charmer by Nathan Curtis. .pdf

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,268 by Zamorca. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Polymath number 1207 by Aardvark. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Monk. .pdf, online.
WSJ Variety: Acrostic by Mike Shenk. .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

Thursday, 1 December 2022

The Chicago Maroon: 50. Fishy Fish Dish (Themeless) by Henry Josephson. .pdf, online.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 30 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Thursday, December 1 (Mini) by Irene Hao. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Wednesday, November 30 (Mini) by Irene Hao. .pdf, online.
Jeff’s Puzzles: Puny but Punny 3 by Jeff Linder. .puz, .pdf
Jonesin’: “Bird is the Word”–who knows where it’ll end up. by Matt Jones. .puz, .pdf, online.
M & M Crosswords: Woooooo! by Martina Waluk. .pdf, online.
Nautilus Puzzles: The NNN Puzzle by Ben Tolkin. .puz, .pdf, online.
Provincetown Independent: Gobble It Up by Sophia Maymudes. .pdf, .puz
Xylo’s Puzzles: Wee-nsday #10 by Xylo. .pdf, online.

ClassiCanadian Crosswords: ($) Chem, Math and English by Barb Olson. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: December 1, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Trophies by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Planet Crossword: Stellar Themeless by Taylor Johnson. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Nate Cardin. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: That Really Hit the Spotify, Thu Dec. 1, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Pam Amick Klawitter. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Shannon Rapp. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Lovestruck by Byron Walden. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Daniel Mauer. Online, .pdf, app.
NYT Monthly Bonus: The Twelve Days of Christmas by Fred Piscop. Online, .pdf, .puz.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Thursday, December 1, 2022 by Patrick Berry. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Spaces’ Places by Stanley Newman. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: We’re a Team by Freddie Cheng. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: One and . . . by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Explorer Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Floating Upstream by David P. Williams. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

AVCX Cryptic: ($) AVCX Cryptic Mini (12/1/2022) by Stella Zawistowski. Subscribe at link.
A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog: Wordy Wednesday 509: Touchword 27 & Wordy Wednesday 510: Pent Words 102 by Grant Fikes .pdf
Browser Sevens: Mini Cryptic by Liari. Online.
Loplop Cryptics: Loplop Cryptic #018 [15×] by George Ho. .puz, .pdf, online.
Mental Judo: A Cryptic Blog (11): Bangers and Mash by joeadultman Online.
Mental Playground: Advent 1 by MP. .pdf, online.
Puzzle Tome: Supergroup (Cryptic) .pdf, online.
Some Variety: Advent 2022: #1 by Elgel online.
Square Chase: ($) Animal Control (Variety Cryptic) by Steve Mossberg. Patreon subscription.
Tough As Nails: Mini Cryptic #12 by Stella Zawistowski. .puz, .pdf

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,266 by Falcon. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,929 by Anto. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Rodriguez. .pdf, online.
The Spectator: ($) 2584: Song XI by Pabulum. 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

Crossworld News and Notes

Congratulations to Erik Agard, winner of the 2022 Boswords Fall Themeless League, and to second- and third- place contestants Tyler Hinman and Will Nediger. League puzzle packs, videos, and full standings are available at boswords.org. Boswords Winter Wondersolve will take place February 5.

The 45th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament will be held in Stamford, CT March 31-April 2, 2023. Registration opens January 1.


AVCX+ is accepting applications for up to two new crossword editors to join the team in 2023. Applications accepted through December 4.

AVCX submissions open December 1 and Inkubator submissions open January 1.

Since the last News & Notes, Taylor Johnson (11/14), Benji Goldsmith (11/19), Kanyin Ajayi (11/26), Chloe Revery (11/28), and David Rockow (11/29) made their NYT debuts. Congratulations to everyone! Here’s some of their other work we have enjoyed: Chloe’s presentation for !!Con 2020 and Taylor’s work with the Lemonade Disco series.

Jeff Chen, operator of XWord Info, recently appeared on the Creative License podcast. He talks about what drew him into the world of puzzles, how he brainstorms themes, and what keeps him coming back for more.

The New York Times has announced that Wordle will now be edited and tested similar to Spelling Bee and the crossword. Tracy Bennett, associate puzzle editor, will lead this work.


Steve Mossberg is excited to announce “Eight Cryptic Nights,” a free Chanukah-themed variety cryptic meta suite. A new puzzle will drop at 5:00 PM ET each night of the holiday starting on December 18. It’s full of Jewish culture, humor, and even a little Hebrew, but should be loads of fun whether or not you light the menorah, and can be solved at Square Pursuit.

The Amazing Inventions of Eureka K. Jones,” a puzzle hunt by Eric Berlin is available now. For $7.99, you get eleven puzzles including a meta puzzle.

The Charlotte Ledger Crossword Puzzle Collection” by Chris King is a book of 35 Charlotte-themed crossword puzzles that originally run on the Charlotte Ledger site (5 are new) for $12.99.

Fireball Newsflash Crosswords by Peter Gordon are timely, current-event themed puzzles delivered twice a month by email. Registrations open now through January 18 on Kickstarter for the 2023 series.

The newest additions to the Sit & Solve crossword book series, edited by Francis Heaney, are here: a “simple” edition by Brooke Husic, and a “tough” edition by Kameron Austin Collins. The previous pair, by Robyn Weintraub and Adesina O. Koiki, are still available as well.

And if you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas, BEQ shared some of his recommendations in a recent blog post. We second his plug for the Inkubator book, and also suggest the reprinted film-themed A24 book. Gift subscriptions to the Inkubator to support gender diversity in crosswords and AVCX to support the indie community at large are great ideas too.


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

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

BEQ: Themeless Monday #697 by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Flower Girls by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossweird Puzzles: This One Goes to Eleven by Dob Olino. .puz, .pdf, online.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 14 2022 by Emma Lawson. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nexus Blog: Puzzle #65: He’s Misstra Know-It-All by Kate Chin Park & Alex Boisvert. .ipuz, .pdf, online.
Cruciverbology: Cubism by Elise Corbin. .pdf.
Fordham Observer: Monday, November 14 (Mini) by Quincy Reyes. .pdf, online.
LuterCross: Thankfully Themeless by Matthew Luter. .pdf, .puz, online.
Metas On A Tuesday: Music Of The Heart (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: It Takes Two (Meta) by Cap’n Rick. .puz, .pdf.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #7 by Portia Lundie. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 15, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) The Wild, Wild Quest by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Lil AVC X: ($) “The Bagatelle; or, Nineteenth-century novels and other amusements” by Chris Piuma. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Gulf by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
Planet Crossword: Self-Care Themeless by Brooke Husic. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) GoPro by Robin Stears. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Peter Wentz. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Host at Last, Tues, Nov 15, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Michael Sharp. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) City Presidents by Ogden Porter. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Sandy Ganzell. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Christina Iverson. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by Brooke Husic. .pdf, online.
Newsday: On a Tree by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Will Machines Replace Humans? by Guilherme Gilioli. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Right Turns by Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Satire Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Support Groups by Blake Slonecker. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.46 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
Cryptic Crosswords by Māyā: 19.Round the rugged rocks… by Māyā. .pdf
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.46 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Keynesian Cryptics: Rogue Planets by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Monday Fills Acrostics: Acrostic 185 by Dave Murchie. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.11 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Square Chase: ($) Food Chain (Variety Cryptic) by Steve Mossberg. Patreon subscription.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,252 by Zamorca. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,915 by Imogen. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Haskins. .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!

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 762 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crossword Dilemmas: nov 11 2022 by Emma Lawson and Evan Morien. .pdf, online.
David Alfred Bywaters: Double Duties by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Saturday, November 12 (Mini) by Aurelien Clauvid. .pdf, online.
Half-Baked Puzzles: Cantina by Will Eisenberg. .puz, .pdf, online.
Pun Of A Kind: These Puns Go to Eleven by Mikey G. .puz, .pdf, online.

Autostraddle: A+ Crossword That Did the Reading by Rachel Fabi. .pdf, online.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 12, 2022 by Will Nediger. .pdf, online.
luckystreak+: ($) crossword.png by Ada Nicolle. Patreon Subscription
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) Urban Planning (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
My Jewish Learning: MJL Mini Nov 11 2022 by Rebecca Goldstein .pdf, online.
Spyscape: Shake It Off by Jeff Stillman. .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Donna S. Levin. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Alan Olschwang. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Rich Norris. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Scheme Team by William I. Johnston. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Billy Bratton. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Steve Mossberg. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Universal Freestyle 46 by Drew Schmenner. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Three-Peat by Rafael Musa. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: Seeing Spots by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Vibranium Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: They Endure by David Alfred Bywaters. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Mental Judo: A Cryptic Blog (11): Rackenfracker’s Eleven by joeadultman x The Rackenfracker. Online.
The Rackenfracker: Rackenfracker #11: Rackenfracker’s Eleven by joeadultman x The Rackenfracker. .pdf, online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Polymath number 1,204 by Bradman. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,250 by Julius. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Tees. .pdf, online.
WSJ Variety: Rows Garden by Patrick Berry. .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, 1 November 2022


BEQ: Themeless Monday by Brendan Emmett Quigley. .puz, .pdf, online. Access puzzles here to avoid site issues.
Bewilderingly: Autofilled by Will Nediger. .puz, .pdf, online.
Brian Gubin: Goodbye Kiss by Brian Gubin. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
LuterCross: I Can’t Even! by Matthew Luter. .pdf, .puz, online.
Metas On A Tuesday: Swap ‘n’ Go (Meta) by benchen71. .puz, .pdf, online.
Muggle Meta Mondays: Happy Haunting (Meta) by Cap’n Rick. .puz, .pdf.
Nautilus Puzzles: Halloween Midi by Ben Tolkin. .puz, .pdf, online.
Planet Varldin: Mini #30 by Varldin. online.
QVXwordz: Five by Five #15 by Quiara Vasquez. .puz, .pdf, online.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: ($) Puzzle #5 by Kelsey Dixon. Competitors have all week to complete the puzzle. Late registrants welcome.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: November 1, 2022 by Quiara Vasquez. .pdf, online.
Crossword Nation: ($) Foul Play! by Elizabeth C. Gorski. Subscribe at link.
Luckystreak+: ($) puzzle #102: pumpkins! (themeless) by Ada Nicolle. Subscribe at link.
Morning Brew: Brew Mini: Green by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
No-Feet McGee: ($) Costume Party (Mini) by No-Feet McGee. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Sapphic Themeless by Brooke Husic. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Autostraddle: Autostraddle Mini — October 31, 2022 by Rachel Fabi. .pdf, online.
The Crosswords Club: ($) Sports Followers by Zachary David Levy. Subscribe at link.
Crosswords with Friends: by Stella Zawistowski. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Fifty-Fifty, Tue, Nov 1, 2022 by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Beth Rubin. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Zachary David Levy. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Out on a Limb by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Bruce Haight. Online, .pdf, app.
NYT Monthly Bonus: Carving The Turkey by Fred Piscop. Online, .pdf, .puz.
New York Times Mini: by Sam Ezersky. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 by Aimee Lucido. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Choice Words by Billie Truitt. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Fresh as a Daisy by Drew Schmenner. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Pre-Orientation by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano & Brooke Husic. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Juliana Tringali Golden. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Trick-or-Treat Puzzle by B. C. Wallin. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Chart a Course by Gary Cee. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Rows Garden #9.44 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
Garden Party: ($) Rows Garden #5.44 by Michael Blake. Subscribe at link.
Keynesian Cryptics: Flower Power by Jack H Keynes. .pdf, online.
Monday Fills Acrostics: Acrostic 184 by Dave Murchie. .pdf, online.
Outside The Box: ($) Rows Garden #8.9 by joon pahk. Subscribe at link.
Puzzle Tome: The Kids (Cryptic) .pdf, online.
Square Chase: ($) Square Chase 21 (Variety Cryptic) by Steve Mossberg. Patreon subscription.
Tough As Nails: Mini Cryptic #11 by Stella Zawistowski. .puz, .pdf

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,240 by Flimsy. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,903 by Tramp. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Wiglaf. .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, October 26, 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 757 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
The Daily Princetonian: The Food Was Just OK by Claire Kaneshiro. Online.
MEOW: Tricky Treaty (Meta) by whimsy. .puz, .pdf, online.
Xylo’s Puzzles: Wee-nsday #5 by Xylo. Online.

Aries Puzzles: ($) Aries Freestyle #5.43 by Andrew J. Ries. Subscribe at link.
AVCX: ($) Monster Mash by Quiara Vasquez. Subscribe at link.
Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: October 26, 2022 by Erica Hsiung Wojcik. .pdf, online.
Fireball: ($) It’s All Greek to Me by Alex Bajcz. Subscribe at link.
Planet Crossword: Rock Bottom by Lynn Lempel. Online.

The Atlantic Mini: by Paolo Pasco. .pdf, online.
Crosswords with Friends: by Robyn Weintraub. App Store | Google Play
Daily Beast: Be Entertained by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Daily POP Crosswords: by Robin Stears. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Baylee Devereaux. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
McKinsey: All In by Peter Gordon. .pdf, online.
New York Sun: ($) A River Runs Through It by Jerry E. Rosman. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Simeon Seigel. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Tracy Bennett. Online, app.
The New Yorker: The Crossword by Patrick Berry. .pdf, online.
Newsday: Predicaments by Fred Piscop. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Junk Food by Greg Snitkin. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: O_o by Ada Nicolle. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: by Adesina O. Koiki. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Dwayne Puzzle by Malaika Handa. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Career Moves by August Miller. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog: Wordy Wednesday 503: Diagramless Crossword 9 by Grant Fikes .pdf
A Cleverly-Titled Logic Puzzle Blog: Wordy Wednesday 504: Anacrossword 26 by Grant Fikes .pdf
Ben’s Cryptic Crosswords: Luigi Out! by Ben Robinson. Online.
The Rackenfracker: Word▶️ #2: Look Over the Manuscript by jmsr525 and dadgumituh. Online.
Square Pursuit: Quiptic #39 by Steve Mossberg. .puz, .pdf, online.

Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,235 by STEERPIKE. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Guardian: Cryptic crossword No 28,898 by Brendan. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Eccles. .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

Saturday, 22 October 2022

arctan(x)words: café de l’amour by Norah Sharpe and Christopher Adams. .puz, .pdf, online.
Club 72: Freestyle 756 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
Crosswords Schmosswords: respectable themeless by kate chin park. .puz, .pdf, online.
David Alfred Bywaters: Unqualified by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Grid Therapy: Free Association 75 by Trent H. Evans. .puz, .pdf, online.
Lexicon Devil: Very Groovy (meta) by rickybillingsgate. .puz, .pdf, online.
The Nexus Blog: Puzzle #62: All In Love Is Fair (feat. Ben Zimmer!) by Alex Boisvert .jpz, .pdf, online.

Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: October 22, 2022 by Kate Chin Park. .pdf, online.
Morning Brew: Tricky Treats by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
My Jewish Learning: MJL Mini by Rebecca Goldstein .pdf, online.
Spyscape: Clockwork by Bryant White. .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Peter Wentz. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Katie Hale. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Mary Lou Guizzo & Brooke Husic. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Menu Musing by Louis Hildebrand. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by Brooke Husic and Yacob Yonas. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Steve Mossberg. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Universal Freestyle 43 by Adam Simpson. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: Triple XL by Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: Dracula’s Favorites by Patrick Blindauer. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Go With the Flow by Karen Steinberg. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Canadian National Post: Cryptic by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon. .pdf
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Polymath number 1201 by Gozo. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,232 by Mudd. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Quince. .pdf, online.
WSJ Variety: Frankenstein (Variety Cryptic) by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon. .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

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Club 72: Freestyle 754 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.
Crosshare Community: Daily Mini and Featured Puzzles.
David Alfred Bywaters: Think Ahead by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Falling Through the Seasons by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.
Fordham Observer: Saturday, October 15 (Mini) by Kreena Vora. .pdf, online.
The Nexus Blog: Jesus Children of America by Jayne Boisvert and Alex Boisvert .jpz, .pdf, online.
Pocket Squares: High spirits by Jasper Davidoff. .pdf, online.

Crossword Club: Daily Crossword: October 15, 2022 by Kate Chin Park. .pdf, online.
Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) Monster Match (Meta) by Matt Gaffney. Subscribe at Patreon.
Morning Brew: Executive Level by Mary Tobler .pdf, online.
My Jewish Learning: MJL Mini Oct. 14 by Rebecca Goldstein .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Donna S. Levin. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App Store | Google Playonline.
Los Angeles Times: by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
New York Sun: ($) Commence Comments by Paula Gamache. Reissues from 2003.
New York Times: ($) by John Hawksley. Online, .pdf, app.
New York Times Mini: by Sam Ezersky. Online, app.
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Stella Zawistowski. Online, .pdfbackup online.
Universal: Universal Freestyle 42 by Ada Nicolle. Online, pdf. .puz.
USA Today: A/S/L by Enrique Henestroza Anguiano. Online, .pdf, app.
Vox: Cur Tails by Andrew J. Ries. .pdf, online.
Vulture 10×10: The Swedish Puzzle by Stella Zawistowski. .pdf, online.
The Wall Street Journal: Perfect Game by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online, .pdf. .puz.
Washington Post Daily Mini Meta: by Andrew White & Pete Muller. Online, .pdf.

Square Chase: ($) Monster in the Closet (Variety Cryptic) by Steve Mossberg. Patreon subscription.
Tortoiseshell Studio: Snake Charmer by Nathan Curtis. .ipuz, .pdf.

Canadian National Post: Cryptic by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon. .pdf
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Number 17,226 by BUCCANEER. .pdf.
Financial Times: FT Crossword: Polymath number 1200 by Pedrock. .pdf.
The Globe and Mail: The Daily Cryptic Crossword. .pdf, online.
The Independent: Cryptic Crossword by Monk. .pdf, online.
WSJ Variety: Paint Boxes by Patrick Berry. .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