Wednesday, August 22, 2018

"Jam-Ups," by Jim Bordoni and Zhouqin Burnikel

Constructors' Comments

We're very excited about this puzzle.  It's Jim's debut.  He's an avid crossword solver, and he helps coach the cross-country team at Mountain View High School in California.  We finally met two years ago when he visited Minneapolis to see his son run in the Roy Griak Invitational.  This puzzle was the result of many ideas we brainstormed together.  Thanks for making this possible, David, and thanks for the new title also.


  1. C.C. mentors another new constuctor to publication. A nice challenge with so much fun fill and one of C.C.'s favorite words ELATES. Welcome to the club Jimmy B.

    1. Thanks so much, Lemonade! I always love being the first editor to publish a new constructor.

  2. Could you please explain the reveal/theme?

  3. Oh, I just saw it 3. art 18. arena 24. glam 8. acid