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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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HYBRID SPORTS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Triple stack today. Haven't made one of these in ... oh, I'm gonna say well over a year now. At one point they were pretty eye-popping grids, but now... Continue reading
BRO HUGS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Play some Pissed Jeans while solving today's puzzle to get the full "bro hugs" experience, will ya? I know you will. They're awesome. As is the crossword. Share the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Marathon Monday today means a couple things. One, an excuse to carbo load on pasta the Sunday before (I think I ate my weight in linguine). Two, my taxes... Continue reading
GETTING YOUR DIGS IN: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] There are a couple of BEQ superfans out there with ADHD who kind of "freak out" when the grids aren't exactly square. It's a gentle kind of... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I've been told this one's ... out there. Hard and then some. You've been warned, so pour yourself another cuppa and get to it. Share the puzzle. Continue reading
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CATCH YOU ON THE REBOUND: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] BEQ in action (inaction?) in the clip up above about the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Now I know why people wear makeup on camera. All of us... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 72 worder today. Thanks to Byron Walden for suggesting the 1-Across while we were correcting papers at last weekend's ACPT. Good times. Hope you enjoy it. Announcement: today begins... Continue reading
NO BIG PUN INTENDED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Back to our regularly scheduled BEQ content. Specifically, music and puzzles. Alas, no beer in here, then we might have reached maximum BEQ-ness. Head for the bunkers... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] What a weekend. No doubt by now you've already heard that Dan Feyer won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament this past weekend. That makes it seven for ole' Steely,... Continue reading
SEND IN THE CLONES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This is it: The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is upon us. Well, it's tomorrow. But still. Anyway, I'll be there, hopefully you'll be there, too. Once again,... Continue reading
YOUR SOLVING ... WITH WHAT?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament starts this week. It's the Super Bowl of puzzling. The mother of all puzzle tournaments. It's also the mother of all... Continue reading
BORN THIS WAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Probably more of an easium than a straight up medium today. Still, an enjoyable little romp, methinks. Hope you like it. Next week, the ACPT is upon us.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 68 worder today. Pretty much three mini-puzzles held together with a couple of answers. Regardless, hope it's three fun puzzles. I mean, they're all fun here on this site,... Continue reading
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I took inspiration from Verizon ads Sprint ads the news for today's offering. Hope you enjoy it. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 64 worder today. All about the Minnesota Vikings. Naw, just kidding. Anyway. Hope you enjoy it. We're like three weeks out from the big enchilada of puzzle events, The... Continue reading
PIXAR REMAKES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If you've not had your fill of movie-themed puzzles after this one, why not try my man Erik Agard's inspired puzzle on his site. Pretty great stuff, and that... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 64-worder today. Factoid to be file under Only Of Interest To Me, this one's got a whopping six three-letter words. Yeah? So what? I know, I know, I said... Continue reading
GOING TO EXTREMES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] People know I can't stand Billy Joel, but okay, fine. The song is fine, I guess, and well, it ties into today's title. So, okay, laugh it up... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another tip of the cap to Ben Zimmer for the seed entry in today's puzzle, and you can read all about it in this article. I told him he... Continue reading
COURT-PACKING PLAN: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Title first, well, check that. Half of the title first, then the other half, then the theme. So, yeah, title first, I guess. Regardless, one particular answer that was... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Today's seed answer is well, a two-letter word for a change. One look of the grid will tell you that. And no, it's not a Rudyard Kipling tribute puzzle.... Continue reading
BAND-AIDS NEEDED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If it's BEQ, then there's a chance there's a music theme in the puzzle. Like yesterday's AVXC, for example. And of course, today's. So yeah, it's a fertile well... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Couple people asked me what I was doing for the Super Bowl last night, and I told them point blank: I was gonna write clues for today's puzzle. Yeah,... Continue reading
POLITICAL SONGS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] One answer for this one that was left on the cutting room floor, sadly, involved the following elements: subject in this with a clue about this. Next time, I... Continue reading