Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"Online Followers," by Rob Gonsalves and Jennifer Lim

Constructors' Comments

We are very excited to have our first crossword puzzle published!  And we are thankful for David's help in all phases of construction.

The original theme for this puzzle was adding on to names of social networks to create humorous answers, like LINKEDINSECTS.  David liked the idea in general but recommended that we narrow it down to have answers that would be types of people, such as LINKEDINVENTOR.  He also suggested we make our theme answers more divergent from the original meaning to bring out the funny.  So FACEBOOKWORM became FACEBOOKIE.

Our original title for the puzzle was "Extended Network."  When David recommended NETWORKING as the revealer, we switched it to "Online Followers" to avoid using a form of an answer word in the title.

We would like to send a special shout-out to Nancy Solomon.  She gave us a lot of advice on puzzle construction as we were getting started.


  1. loved this! unique theme and great gridwork

    1. Thanks, Erik! So impressive that this is Rob and Jennifer's debut, too. Can't wait to see what they do next!

  2. Hey thanks, David! We really enjoyed your guidance. We are thrilled to be published!