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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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IN SECRET: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] There was a brief window in Tabitha's life that she was all-in regarding DEVO. Like, wanting an energy dome hat level of fandom. In fact, she loved their cover... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Ill-fitting? Check. Poorly made? Check. Funny as Hell? You betcha. You might even say outfits like this are the reason for the season. Anyway, I don't always go whole... Continue reading
THEMELESS THURSDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Themeless Thursday? Why not. 68 worder at that. Enjoy. Reminder: the end of the year drive is underway. Long story short: the site is free and will always remain... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 64 worder! I love how I always set out to make these low word count puzzles just so I can have a few extra clues to write, only to... Continue reading
PICK SIX: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Title first, then the theme answers. That's always a winning formula. You know what else is a winning formula? Getting the title while you're hitting the gym. That way... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Holiday season already? Seems baffling, but here we are. I feel like I say that every Cyber Monday, and maybe saying that is just as much of a tradition... Continue reading
BLUE'S CLUES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Weird how puzzle making works out sometimes. Put it this way: I wasn't expecting to run a puzzle called "Blue's Clues" on Thanksgiving. But, hey, logically it totally makes... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 66 worder today. What can one say about a 66 worder? Not much seeing as there's not that many answers to talk about. It probably doesn't take a genius... Continue reading
WORST. PUZZLE. EVER.: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Somebody left the heat on last night (and we won't mention any names, thank you, don't we know it's rude to point fingers. Okay fine, I blew it.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If you've been paying attention to my puzzles, you've probably spotted the odd two-or-three "Mr. Robot" references in the cluing. I sometimes can't help myself. I get into Thing... Continue reading
WE HAVE ACHIEVED PEAK PUZZLE: [ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Go figure. I've made yet another puzzle that cannot be done with software. That's two in one month's time. Can we make it three by the end of... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Quick reminder/announcement: if you were thinking about giving your loved one or someone you love in your community a BEQ crossword this Chirstmas/Hannukah/whatever, please get in touch with me... Continue reading
NEXT LEVEL SHIT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] We made it. 1000. Huzzah. No time to celebrate though, 1001 is coming soon enough. Besides, drop the balloons on some real achievements like, uh, ... hmm. Let... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Tonight we're gonna party like it's (1)999! Actually, that's all I got for this one. 68 words. Couple juicy seed entries, you know the rest of the drill. Hope... Continue reading
MONSTERS' CALL: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Tabitha is going trick or treating as a bumblebee again this year. That's three years in a row for those keeping count. On one hand, I'm surprised the costume... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I sort of cut back on the daily number of puzzles I normally do this past weekend. It was a measly three all weekend. Sounds baffling, but I just... Continue reading
SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Well, this puzzle exists because that one answer made me laugh. You know which one. It made me laugh so much I had to build... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] You'd be hard-pressed to find a prouder papa than your's truly yesterday when his star daughter handed him this tour de force puzzle. A Tabitha-written variety cryptic? With an... Continue reading
DOUBLE TROUBLE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Well, I can say for sure that I completely broke today's AL file. I have a theme that simply cannot be shown as correct by the program. Fascinating that... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Dual symmetry for this one, giving it shades of a house of mirrors feel. Think final scene of "Enter The Dragon," only with a soundtrack of Fripp/Eno's "No Pussyfooting."... Continue reading
POT HOLDERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] One for the, uh, write-what-you-know column. Yeah, that's it. Write what you know! It's true, I certainly got the idea while I was taking my latest sourdough out of... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So the 1000th BEQ puzzle on this site is coming up quick. And last week I asked you the solvers to help me out with some preposterous ideas for... Continue reading
PARTY LINE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Probably more of a Mardish puzzle than a straight up Hard one. Well, the puzzle's probably Easy/Medium and the Hard part comes later. You'll see what I mean. You'll... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] As I sit down to write this post, I just noticed that I'm only 11 puzzles away from 1000. This is rarefied air for me, as I've usually been... Continue reading
THE FALL: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] First day of the fall this weekend? Ergo, a puzzle named after The Fall. I just had to do it. And in case you haven't been paying attention, in... Continue reading
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