Saturday, June 25, 2022

themeless no. 16 ½ (feat. will eisenberg)


boy are y'all in for a treat: i'm pleased to announce will eisenberg's crosstina debut! how did this come to pass, you might ask? well, the story is quite simple: i demanded it. be the change you wish to see in the world!

screenshot of me demanding that will let me clue his puzzles for him
if you aren't sure who is who in this conversation, i can't help you

we wound up doing TWO grids together and now you, dear reader, have the distinct pleasure of solving the world's first Half-Baked™ Hot Crosstina Buns™. 

will's notes:
[ed. note: all will did when asked for a comment was stare into the middle distance and start laughing. he's still going, he hasn't stopped—it's been days. i think i broke him?]

thanks to alex for test-solving! applets below the jump, pdfs and fullscreen links here. bon appetit!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

themeless no. 16


this puzzle isn't themeless— it's more of a mood than anything. it's the puzzle equivalent of someone being like "hey are you okay" and you being like "yeah everything's good...but if someone hugged me i might start crying". let's call it a vibe check. if you solve this and are like "hmm, seems like she has a lot on her mind"—reader, i do! don't hug me!

it's been a little quiet around here—i've been popping up elsewhere, though, if you know where to look! i can't wait for some exciting other things to come to fruition soon to tell you about. i think that's all i've got for now. hug your dogs for me (this does NOT mean hug your cats if you don't have a dog).

kate tested this, so any complaints should go to her, actually.


Thursday, June 2, 2022

one-in-a-minion: a crosstina, kate, & meatdaddy joint


step 2: come back and solve this puzzle

we hope you hate it :) 
(feel free to avert your eyes)

some early reviews: "never seen a puzzle with a final boss before" - will eisenberg