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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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TRADE SCHOOLS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So this was my puzzle for Boswords earlier this month. It's a doozy, so you might need that extra bit of time solving it. Anyway, if you enjoy it,... Continue reading
STRANDED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Lollapuzzoola is this weekend, and although it's sold out, apparently, there is a waiting list and people are getting off said waiting list. So perhaps if you're on that fence... Continue reading
TIED UP: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Any excuse to link to Sleaford Mods needs to be considered. Always. All right. Let's do this. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] The first Boswords is in the books, and the answer to the trivia question of who won said tournament is Jeff Davidson of Mountain View. Yeah, .... wait. What?... Continue reading
PUSHER: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Okay, last day I'm gonna mention this because, well, it's the last day I'm posting before the big event. Boswords. This Sunday. Loads at stake. Well, loads in the puzzlin'... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This time next week, we will have a winner of BosWords. Could that winner be you? Who knows? There's only one way to find out, sign up today and... Continue reading
IMAGINARY FRIENDS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This puzzle is dedicated to the Fourteen Ottos, my imaginary friends from when I was a kindergartner. And if you were wondering, they lived in the toilet. The big... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Throwback Monday today. Set the way-back machine to the mid-90s when stacked 15s were still in vogue. I guess they're still a thing today, just less shocking, stunning, and... Continue reading
LAUGHING MATTER: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Did a double take when I saw today was July 20th this morning. It simply didn't compute. Is this what being cryogenically frozen feels like? Time travel? You just... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Seed answer for today's offering came from, well, everyday traveling. Specifically, traveling in a group. I love it when that happens. Yes, the traveling bit, but more so the... Continue reading
RUSSIAN INFLUENCE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Comrades. Enjoy, the latest fruit of my efforts. And remember, in Russia, you don't solve the puzzle, the puzzle solves you. Speaking of comrades, my comrade Tyler Hinman was... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 70 worder today. You regulars know the drill. The seeds, the otherwise, the good clues. They're all there. You just have to discover them for yourselves. Dig in, enjoy.... Continue reading
BACKUP SINGERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Big thanks to everyone who was able to chip in this mid-summer drive. If you haven't received the bonus puzzles for some reason, let me know and I'll rectify... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So this Independence Day, I'll be commemorating the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the side that lost. That's right, I'm in England, land of cryptic crosswords, real ale,... Continue reading
GROUND BEEF: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Nothing better than having the right title to sell the puzzle, am I right? I'm always right. Let's face it, the only reason I have to ask the question... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I've always called grids like this one "pinwheels," but maybe there's a better term out there for them. Or one that is already in use and I just haven't... Continue reading
DEFY EXPECTATION: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hardish side of medium, today. So let's just call it straight up hard and be done with it. Strange theme, I think, but one that should entertain. And if... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Themeless Monday for you to start your week off right. Dig in. Summer drive is underway. If you've been enjoying the puzzles lately, consider a $10 tip via PayPal... Continue reading
HIGHER DEGREE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Woke up with Steve Winwood's "Higher Love" stuck in my head this morning. I can't decide if that's a sign of the apocalypse, or if my brain was still... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Summer's here and the time is right. For uh, dancing in the streets, I guess? Barbecues? Yes, that too. Speaking of, I grilled some ahi tuna yesterday, and it... Continue reading
HALFBACKS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Sports! Well, only tangentially. Just the title, and even barely then. I had a completely ludicrous first draft title for this baby that I'm frankly too humiliated to even bring... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] The Indie 500 crossword tournament was this past weekend. One of these years, I'm going to get down to D.C. and partake in it. Attending this year was not... Continue reading
THINK ABOUT IT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I'm not going to lie to you. I spent a good portion of yesterday beating my brains out trying to think of some sort of a theme that... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Dunno why this didn't publish earlier. But no matter. It's still Monday, amirite? So yeah, 70 worder today. Pretty sure y'all can spot the seed answers, and if you... Continue reading
FIDGET SPINNERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Talk about your quasi-religious experiences. I went from asking, "what the heck are those things that all your friends are spinning, Tabitha?," to hearing the name "fidget spinners," to... Continue reading