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Brendan Quigley
Cambridge, MA
I'm a professional puzzlemaker.
Interests: nfl, nba, indie rock, crossword puzzles, drinking, contract bridge
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Sixty worder for today. That's probably my lower limit for themeless construction nowadays. (For those that don't know, the lower the word count, the harder it is for the... Continue reading
SURF'S UP: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] For my birthday this year Liz got tickets to see Brian Wilson perform "Pet Sounds" in its entirety. With the Boston Pops backing up his already crackerjack band. Better... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Nothing like a good gauntlet drop to inspire a puzzle maker to do his thing. Oh, might want to hold off on clicking that link just yet if you're... Continue reading
HOO BYE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Somewhat of a throwback puzzle today by having not only four shorter theme answers, but also placing them in a pinwheel layout. And why not. My latest AV puzzle... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Chant with me: "I'm #33! I'm #33!" Hey! That's Larry Bird's number. So just call me the Bird of Crosswords. Anyway, what does "I'm 33" mean? No, it's not... Continue reading
REDHEADS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Reminder: this Saturday is Lollapuzzoola 9. New York City's only crossword tournament. All Souls Church (that's 1157 Lexington Ave. Manhattan) will host the party once again. And once again, yours... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of my first-ever published crossword, and I even have the yellowed newspaper clipping to prove it. For those who care to give it a... Continue reading
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BBQ: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Not to be confused with this puzzle, today's BBQ puzzle is completely brand spanking new. Hey, there's a thought. Next time I'm stuck for inspiration, I should take a previous... Continue reading
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GROUP THINK: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Oldie-but-goodie on BEQ.com today. This one's from The Onion, some nearly five years ago. If pressed, I'd say it's one of my favorite puzzle themes. And, if pressed, I'd... Continue reading
THIS TIME ITS PERSONAL: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Two puzzles today? Why the hell not. How about a WSJ puzzle by yours truly? Boom. Onto the next thing. My good pal Brian Cimmet bugged me... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Who's that studly member of the Bald Brotherhood lounging on that couch? Me, of course. And what's sexier than yours truly? How about an advance copy of 2016's puzzle... Continue reading
GYM BUDDIES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Today's puzzle should be a not too tricky of a workout, at least I don't think it is. Just good ole' fashioned fun. Solve it with one of your... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Thanks to all who forwarded the articles about the woman who defaced the expensive artwork that she believed was a crossword puzzle. Here is one for those who haven't... Continue reading
MUSICAL ROUND: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Rather strange juxtaposition happening on yours truly's computer while I'm setting up today's puzzle. As you can see, the YouTube clip that is accompanying the crossword says Ratt, while... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] We took the above book out of the library for Tabitha, and well, you can probably imagine the caliber of humor contained in the book. In fact, I challenged... Continue reading
WEB OF WORDS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I was pracitically falling asleep the other week, but I'd managed to turn to Liz (who conveniently still had her cell phone on) and told her to email... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 2/3 The puzzle. Note scary corners. pic.twitter.com/2PiKKOhj5D— Matt Gaffney (@metabymatt) June 28, 2016 Happy Independence Day. And what a better way to celebrate the day than to post a... Continue reading
FIREWORKS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Fourth of July puzzle a shade early? Maybe. Maybe it's just that you're going to see fireworks while kissing solving this puzzle. Am I right? Of course I'm right. I'm... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] For a birthday present this year, Liz took me to see you-know-how perform 18-Across in its entirety. (No spoilers, so don't sweat it.) Still, that's a pretty wild piece... Continue reading
SPLIT DECISION?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I could publish a list of things I will never be able to do, but frankly, when you're as good as I am at, well, um, a few things... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 62 worder today, and well, it's got a lot openness I had to contend with while constructing it. Close examination will notice how I saved my bacon a little... Continue reading
INFESTATION: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Slight spoiler today, which starts just after the bold face. But before we get to that, reminder: Summer's mini-drive is on. Fear not, I'm NOT building up a paywall. This... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Programming announcement: The Summer Tip Drive begins today. BEQ.com shall always be free and solvers are under no obligations to pay money for this site. Making crosswords is my... Continue reading
NOTHING DOING: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I remember the days when I started dating Liz. This was some ten years ago: I was in a band and she was wrapping up work on her PhD.... Continue reading
POOL PARTY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Special shout out to Amy Reynaldo and Jesse Lansner for both sending me a photo of this boss establishment in D.C. Road trip anyone? Sign me up, oh, I... Continue reading