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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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MARKING ONE'S TERRITORY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I was in either a cranky mood, or just feeling downright cruel when I made this puzzle today. So, it's quite a bit harder than my normal Hard... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Got a little too into the World Cup this year, and had convinced myself that England was like the Red Sox circa '04 and somehow going to win the... Continue reading
HOOVER: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Presidential puzzle? Sure, why not? Is it possible to come up with one for all forty-five? Watch this space and find out. In other words, start getting psyched about the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another week, another Monday. Hopefully some fun stuff in there, enjoy! Thanks again for all who chipped in to the summer drive. Again, if you haven't received your bonus... Continue reading
OVERTIME: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I got so engrossed in the creation of this puzzle, that I didn't even notice the totally bizarre black square layout in the middle of this grid. Each one stands... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Whaddya know, I was in the New York Times yesterday. They didn't run one of my puzzles, I showed up in an article. Sure enough, in the Vows section... Continue reading
SKIP ROPE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] There was a moment in the middle of making this one that I wasn't quite sure I was going to be able to pull this theme off. You'll probably... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Fifteen letter seed entry here and then I was off to the races. I'm sure somebody will let me know who used that answer before, but having heard it... Continue reading
JOYRIDES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Raise your hand if you solve puzzles while driving the car. A few of you? I was guilty of this back in the day, so much so that when the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hey, what do you know? Boswords registration is a go. Sunday July 29. Let's do this. Directors John Lieb and Andrew Kingsley have brought the entire team back (me,... Continue reading
FINALE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Lest my inbox blows up with panicked emails, I want to get ahead of all the anxiety and say that despite the title on today's puzzle, this is most definitely... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Summer is (almost) here. World Cup on Thursday, should be fun. Tabitha is finished with first grade next week, which is baffling how fast it all disappeared. And we... Continue reading
COUNTER REVOLUTIONS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to Erik Agard and Joel Fagliano for willing a title into existence on this here puppy. It's really hard to come up with a title when you've... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Indie 500 is in the books, and another title for Mr. Roger Barkan. That's two for Roger, who has officially won half of those tournaments. So, golf claps... Continue reading
CAN YOU FIELD IT?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] There are roughly, by my ears, ten, probably more, different birds outside my window cawing and chirping at the top of their lungs right now. It's a... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday, another Themeless Monday. I rather like this one, if I may say so myself. YMMV. Anyway, enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
BUGGING OUT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] A little Tribe Called Quest to provide some background music for your solving pleasure. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to GP Ryan for the seed entry. GP gives me about five boss seed entries a year. That's why I keep him on staff. That and he... Continue reading
IN A FOG: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Strange coincidence running a puzzle called "In a Fog," when I sort of woke up in a fog today. You see, last night was a family celebration. And... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Throwback grid, kinda sorta, today. Manny Nosowsky used to do a lot of these themelesses where the longer entries all intersected in the middle and then tapered off in... Continue reading
FOUL PLAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I vaguely sort of remember this movie, and my memory is that it was pretty entertaining. Then again, I was probably in like second grade or something when I... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I have read all your emails, heard all your tweets. Some of you brave souls have even come over to outside my condo and yelled up to me while... Continue reading
JUST PATCHING THROUGH: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] A near-religious experience happened when I misread a headline in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back. A theme appeared! I was in awe, until I finally... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Have stock grid, will fill. Yeah, maybe it's not the most stock grid out there, but when confronted with a solid 12-letter seed entry, you're not given that many... Continue reading
ANTISOCIAL NETWORK: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Wrote the second of the theme answers down on the backs of one of the many many (cryptic) puzzles that I stuff in my jacket pocket. Figured that was... Continue reading