Friday, November 30, 2018

"Cheating in Class," by Evan Mahnken

Constructor's Comments

The theme idea for this puzzle came from a typo my education professor made, changing gifted students to grifted students.  By the end of the three-hour-long class, I had come up with the rest of the theme clues and mocked up a grid skeleton.  This is my first themed puzzle to be included in The Puzzle Society, but I hope it won't be the last.  Happy solving!


  1. Just got around to this one. Fun theme, but I couldn't figure out the base phrase for CON ACADEMY . . . also like the retro "complete the clue" design.

    1. Thanks so much, Mark! CON ACADEMY comes from the online tutoring/test prep company Khan Academy.

    2. Hah! Good one. They didn't have that when I was in school (1967).