Greetings, crossword fans! Welcome to The Puzzle Society Crossword Crossing, a blog about the daily crossword I edit for Andrews McMeel Universal.
First, here are some details about the puzzles. All grids are 15x15, and you'll notice a gradual increase in difficulty as the week goes on. Monday and Tuesday puzzles are designed with beginners in mind, so the themes and clues are relatively easy. Wednesday and Thursday puzzles are medium level, and Fridays are medium-challenging. Saturday and Sunday puzzles are themeless and thus have the trickiest grids, but they're clued at a Wednesday level so both newer and more experienced solvers can enjoy.
In the upper right corner of the blog, you'll find a link to an applet where you can solve or print the puzzles for free. Across Lite files aren't available yet but may be in the future. The puzzles appear in numerous print and online sources, including The San Francisco Examiner
and The Orange County Register
, with more coming soon!
Now for logistics about this blog: Each day you'll see a new post with the solution grid, a blurb from the constructor (if available), and editorial notes written by me. Note that this is basically spoiler city, so be sure to read the blog after
you've solved the puzzle! There may also be occasional special posts with updates about The Puzzle Society Crossword.
The true stars of the blog, though, are all of you, and I'd love to hear your thoughts about the puzzles in the comments section! Constructive criticism is also welcome as long as it's in good spirit. In other words, no personal attacks, trolling, or foul language. Also, please refrain from posting about politics—mentioning political events or figures if they're relevant to the clues, entries, or themes is fine, but this isn't the place for political opinions or conversations. I will be monitoring comments as they come in and reserve the right not to publish any that don't adhere to these guidelines. Keep in mind that comments won't appear immediately—there'll be a delay between the time you submit a comment and when it's published; depending on my schedule, that delay may be lengthy, though I'll review all comments as soon as I can.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy The Puzzle Society Crossword Crossing!