Sunday, 28 June 2020

The Xword solving app, an alternative to Across Lite, was updated recently. I don’t solve many puzzles digitally because I have low patience for different settings across different online and app platforms, but Xword is immediately useful as it can display a wide variety of file formats and has a built-in downloader for a few sources that I’ve until now only been able to save as pdf for my archives. It’s available for both Windows and Mac users. Mac solvers may also be interested in Black Ink 2.

Puzzles That Need A Home: Ain't No Rule Says a Dog Can't Play Basketball by Brian Thomas. .puz, .pdf, online.
The Atlantic
by Allan Parrish. .pdf, online
Brain Candy: Rhyme Schemes by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau. .puz, .pdf, online.
Southern Crosswords: Soundgarden.pdf, .puz, online.
Washington Post: Knight Vision by Evan Birnholz. Online, .pdf. .puz
Universal Sunday: What A Week! by Zhouqin Burnikel. .puz
Daily Beast: Where And How by Matt Gaffney. Online, .pdf.
The New Yorker: Cryptic archive puzzle by Trip Payne. Online, .pdf
The Hub Crossword: ($) Move In by Brendan Emmett Quigley. Subscribe at link.
Premier Crossword: by Frank Longo. Online, .pdf
A to Z Crosswords: ($) #50 by Frank Longo and Peter Gordon. Subscribe and receive past puzzles at link.
New York Times Variety: ($) Cryptic by Rich Silvestri. Online, pdf
Merl Reagle Archives: End-O-Morphism by Merl Reagle. Online, .pdf.

USA Today: After A Minute 
by Zhouqin Burnikel. Online; can print
Universal: Different Tastes by David Alfred Bywaters. Online; can print. .puz
Los Angeles Times: Breakfast With Your Sunday Puzzle by Paul Coulter. Online; can print. Free Cruciverb account for .puz.
New York Times: ($) Power-Ups by Jon Schneider & Anderson Wang. Online, .pdf, .puz, phone app.
Newsday: Adverbially Speaking by Stan Newman. Link direct to .pdf. Online.

Crosswords with Friends: by Nate Cardin. Phone app. App Store | Google Play
Daily POP Crosswords: by Robin Stears. Phone app. App Store | Google Play

LA Times Mini: by Elizabeth Gorski. Online.
The New York Times Mini: by Joel Fagliano. Online, phone app.

Hard Crossword: archival puzzle from Stan Newman
Easy Crossword: archival puzzle from Stan Newman

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.