Friday, 31 July 2020

"Better than a repository." - Fill Me In

I received pretty quick feedback on yesterday’s note: it was a misstep. I’d been trying to balance two goals with this newsletter: (1) introducing solvers to indie constructors and (2) sharing all the puzzles I know about. Going forward I’m going to tack toward the latter. There’s new sections of links at the bottom.

Yesterday’s Out Of Left Field puzzle was a guest construction from Jeffrey Harris that I misattributed. Sorry, Jeffrey!

Any other errors today, I’m blaming on my dog.

Provincetown Independent: Race To The Finish by Sophia Maymudes. .puz, .pdf.
Et Tu, Etui?: Tribute Puzzle
and Themeless Midi. Online, .pdf. ‘Tribute Puzzle’ is from yesterday.
Avid Puzzler: There’s Always Money…
by David Gold. .puz, .pdf, online.
Grid Therapy: Reinvented Divas by Trent Evans. .puz, .pdf, online.
Spyscape: Clandestine Dancing 
by Sally Hoelscher. .pdf, online.
The New Yorker: The Crossword by Robyn Weintraub. Online, .pdf.
Happy Little Puzzles: Guest Themeless by Scott Earl. .puz, .pdf, online.
The Week: You'd Better Be Dam Sure by Matt Gaffney. .pdf, online.
Inkubator: ($) Froot Loop by Jennifer Nutt. Subscribe at link.
A to Z Crosswords: ($) #83 by Frank Longo and Peter Gordon. Subscribe and receive past puzzles at link.

Matt Gaffney’s Weekly Crossword Contest: ($) is delayed to tomorrow.
Club 72Updates at 6:00 PM Eastern.

USA Today: Material Matters by Gail Grabowski. Online, app, pdf
Universal: Final Exam by Stella Zawistowski. Online, pdf. .puz
Los Angeles Timesby David Alfred Bywaters. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
New York Times: ($) by Claire Rimkus & Erik Agard. Online, .pdf, .puz, app.
The Wall Street Journal: Tormented Artists by Matt Gaffney. Online, .pdf, .puz
Newsday: Initialize! by Stanley Newman. Link direct to .pdf. Online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Doug Peterson. App. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Brad Wilber. App. App Store | Google Play
Brain Candy: Friday Minis by Amanda Rafkin. Online, .pdf.
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
The Atlantic Mini: by Caleb Madison. Online.
The New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.

My Puzzle Sources Google Sheet is here. Please tweet me at @gritzmac if I’m missing any puzzles so I can include them and solve them myself.

Links below are static and direct to a home page or otherwise.

Other American-style crosswords:

Hard Crossword | Easy Crossword | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Dictionaries6 Crosswords | YourPuzzleSource | r/crossword | Vox | Inkwell archives + others at Index | Several daily puzzles at GameLab | FreeDailyCrosswords

Other Cryptic crosswords:

The Independent | The Guardian | Financial Times | More links at | r/crosswords