Saturday, 12 September 2020

"Better than a repository." - Fill Me In

Neat announcement from the Boswords team today; rather than a tournament, they’ve dialed up a “league” of weekly online-tournament style puzzles to run on Monday evenings through the fall. Unlike typical tournament practices, all puzzles will be themeless and presented in three levels of cluing difficulty. Much more info and a sample puzzle are available at the Boswords site.

Boswords Fall Themeless League: Sample Themeless Stormy/Choppy/Smooth by John Lieb. Online.
Spyscape: Undeleted
by Sid Sivakumar. .pdf, online.
Brain Candy: Guest Midi by Paolo Pasco. .puz, .pdf, online. It Gets Funkier by Adam Aaronson. .puz, .pdf, online.
David Alfred Bywaters Crossword Cavalcade: International Misunderstanding by David Alfred Bywaters. .puz, .pdf, online.
Club 72: Freestyle 546 by Tim Croce. .puz, .pdf.

Matt Gaffney’s weekly puzzle has been delayed to noon today.

USA Today: Holding Dear 
by Paolo Pasco. Online, app, pdf
Universal: O2 by Jeffrey Wechsler. Online, pdf. .puz
Los Angeles Timesby Peter Wentz. Online, pdf. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
New York Times: ($) by Ryan McCarty. Online, .pdf, .puz, app.
The Wall Street Journal: Forms Of Address by Andrea Carla Michaels & Tony Orbach. Online, .pdf, .puz
Newsday: Saturday Stumper by Stanley Newman. Link direct to .pdf. Online.

WSJ Variety: Shifty Business by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon.pdf.
Mental Playground: Cryptic 16 by Chris Evans. .pdf, online.
National Post Cryptic: Cryptic by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon. .pdf
Et Tu, Etui?: Alive Meme. .pdf, online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Laura Braunstein. App. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Mark McClain. App. App Store | Google Play
LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
The New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, app.

My Puzzle Sources Google Sheet is here. Links to Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Streams are here. Links to constructors’ tip jars are 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:

Occasional additional puzzles available at Crosshare | Hard Crossword | Easy Crossword | Boatload Puzzles/AARP | Dictionaries6 Crosswords | YourPuzzleSource | r/crossword | Vox | Inkwell archives + others at Index | Several daily puzzles at GameLab | FreeDailyCrosswords | Case Vide (en français) | Cruciverbalista (en español)

Other Cryptic crosswords:

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