Hey! I’ve been doing this for two years now! That’s pretty cool!
Thanks for your feedback – both public and private – about variety puzzles last week. Got some strong opinions all around. I don’t think you’ve seen the last variety puzzle here. In fact, I’m mixing things up with a cryptic this week. Enjoy!
Edit: 14-Across and 15-Down should both be enumeration (4,5), not (9) as listed.
Sorry, but due to technical limitations, this week’s puzzle is available only in PDF format.
I was introduced to a new type of puzzle in WordPlay Magazine called Pent Words, and I think it’s a fun little crossword variant. The puzzle was invented by Grant Fikes; he runs a neat puzzle blog with plenty of word and logic teasers of all sorts. Here’s one of my first efforts at a Pent Words puzzle; I hope you enjoy it! (Be sure to read the instructions and look at the example if you’ve never done one of these before.)
Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to post more variety puzzles (like this one) in the future.
Happy Independence Day! Enjoy the holiday!