Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Midi Puzzle

 I don't know what it is, but the past couple midis I've made have been just so much fun to construct and even more fun to clue. I hope this translates into your solving experience! The clue for 4-D might indicate that the entry itself may elicit a chortle, but I have to say writing the clue definitely elicited a chortle as well. Hope your week is off to a nice start! 🧩

Amanda

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

"A Little Bit Extra" by Amanda Rafkin & Ross Trudeau

 

It's great to be back with another Amanda/Ross collab! I wish I'd remembered to set this to post last night, but alas I didn't remember until I sat down this morning to watch football, so here were are to provide you with a puzzle to do over lunch instead of over breakfast! We hope you enjoy!🧩

Here's Ross: I think the idea for this puzzle came to me when I was considering bringing my cat on a 2-couple podding trip, and the revealer was my best frame for bringing my cat too. (I didn't).

Too bad, Ross. I think that would have been a memorable trip.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Midi Puzzle

 

I've been enjoying the Boswords themeless league so much, and last night's was particularly exciting because it was my puzzle being solved! If you've heard the crossword world talking about it and you're not yet participating, you can still go to the Boswords website and sign up and even get a discounted rate. Or you can just purchase the pack of puzzles if you can't show up live every Monday night. But the conversations have been a ton of fun to watch, as have been the live solves from some of the community's best speed solvers. All in all it's been something really fun to look forward to each week. I made this midi puzzle while I was still riding high on the excitement of this week's tournament. I hope you enjoy! 🧩

Amanda

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Midi Puzzle

 

This was the first puzzle I made after taking the week off last week, so naturally I went all out and had a very good time. In fact, I didn't even intend to make this puzzle -- I just started messing around with making a midi and then started having fun with the clues, and the next thing I knew...*poof* a puzzle! As it so often happens when you don't go out of your way to do something, I happen to really like this one. Go figure! I hope you enjoy it too 😊🧩

Amanda

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Theatre Thursday #22

 


Hello everyone! Usually, a big part of what I love about Theatre Thursdays is writing the post about the show the puzzle is about. But today, I'm thinking that less is more. On Friday, the filmed version of the show I seeded this puzzle with about is going to be streaming on Amazon Prime amidst the most important election of my lifetime, and perhaps of yours too. This show is one of the most critical pieces of theater I have ever seen in my life and, in my opinion, should be mandatory viewing for all Americans. I urge you to take advantage of this incredible gift we're being given and take an hour and a half to watch this show. I guarantee you that you'll be better for it. In the meantime, enjoy this puzzle and I'd love to hear your thoughts about the show if you do choose to watch it.

Amanda

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Midi Puzzle

 

Very happy to be back posting puzzles here after a nice, albeit not as productive as I was hoping, week of to work on the Sondheim Puzzle Suite. It's coming along though, so hopefully it won't be TOO long before I can get it out into the world :) In addition to this midi puzzle, I also have today's NYT puzzle (my solo debut!) as well as today's USA Today puzzle, so I hope you're in an Amanda kind of mood! Happy solving everyone, and I hope these puzzles provide a good start to your week 😊🧩

Amanda

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Guest Midi by Sophia Maymudes

 

Very grateful to Sophia for sending me this great midi puzzle so that I could post something during my quiet week off where I'm supposed to be finishing the Sondheim Puzzle Suite, but most certainly will not be (though I did manage get my progress back on track)! Posts should resume here as normal this coming week :) In the meantime, I know you'll enjoy this gem from Sophia, who you can find on Twitter at @smaymudes where you can tell her yourself 😊🧩

Amanda

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