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themed 15x: pre-solve sentiments

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pictured: me, frantic, underslept, having just eaten so many breakfast potatoes with stunning women constructors. it's also one of the only photos of me to exist at ACPT and honestly it captures the energy best of all. I had such a wonderful time at ACPT this year reuniting with friends and making new pals who inspired me to bravely publish my xwords with a bit of a pseudonym and keep myself out of trouble. have a puz! thank you so much to Jacob AKA Conflux AKA the brilliant mind behind puzzles for progress  for the test solve.

RETURN OF THE CROSSWORMS

BIG DAY!! my employer has finally cleared me to keep my blog going and I am VERY excited - this means I do have about 20ish puzzles sitting in my lap from creatober where I made a puzzle a day. they'll roll out slowly, but for today, enjoy 3 minis entirely clued by the urban dictionary community. keep in mind that all clues are urban dictionary definitions, sometimes playful and at times bafflingly idiotic. #just4fun

daily creatober puzzles week 2!

my workplace is full of super talented artists all participating in creatober (an inktober alternative for all creative endeavors) and I am doing my best to participate with a mini puzzle each day. I'll plop them all here unless any of them are worth a full post, but just trying to bone up on my constructing skills. enjoy! (prompts hidden so not to spoil each puzzle's theme - highlight if you need a hint!) day 13 prompt: fuzzy anagrammy! today's puzzle is actually a format created by  sara cantor , who is creating some wonderfully unique puzzles. they've even put together  helpful resources to get you started on constructing anagrammies!   thank you sara for the excellent challenge!! I'll let them explain how this puzzle works: The answer to every clue is a word that is an anagram of another word, and that’s the word you use to fill in the grid! Clue words and entry words can be ANYTHING (proper nouns, multi-word phrases, etc.) other than initialisms. So a clue migh

creatober puzzles!! wahoo!!

my workplace is full of super talented artists all participating in creatober (an inktober alternative for all creative endeavors) and I am doing my best to participate with a mini puzzle each day. I'll plop them all here unless any of them are worth a full post, but just trying to bone up on my constructing skills. enjoy! (prompts hidden so not to spoil each puzzle's theme - highlight if you need a hint!) day 7 prompt: fan agrammy!  today's puzzle is actually a format created by sara cantor , who is creating some wonderfully unique puzzles. they've even put together helpful resources to get you started on constructing anagrammies!  I am such a FAN (the prompt is here). thank you sara for the excellent challenge!! I'll let them explain how this puzzle works: The answer to every clue is a word that is an anagram of another word, and that’s the word you use to fill in the grid! Clue words and entry words can be ANYTHING (proper nouns, multi-word phrases, etc.) other t

unhinged grid #1: cruciverbal-sith

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revenge of the fill dark lords of words this is a silly, nonsensical little puzzle for a niche audience and that niche audience is me. enjoy! PDF/PUZ

you are reading the title of this blog post/puzzle

in lieu of spamming my friends with endless crossword links, I have done the unthinkable and started a small virtual home for my mess of puzzles. enjoy my very first public puzzle (or at least, first that isn't about will shortz swearing at ACPT)! it was test solved and MASSIVELY improved by heroes and xword legends malaika handa (https://www.7xwords.com/) and erik agard (puzzles.usatoday.com). they took this xword baby's hand and led me to the finish line with such thoughtful care. woohoo!!! I hope you like it! PDF/PUZ