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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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SWAPPING SIDES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Woke up crazy hungry this morning. Don't know if that's a sign that I'm not eating enough, or getting a cold, or what, but let's just say I'll take... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Big thanks to BEQ.com fan Glen Ryan for the seed answer in this puzzle. Give the people what they want, I always say, and if I'm given a boss... Continue reading
HEARING AIDES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Now hear this: My end of the tip drive appeal begins today. Here's the skinny. The site is always free, period. If somebody is collecting your money to do... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Looking for some gift ideas for the puzzler in your life? Let's do this. Let's start with 2016's Puzzle Book Of The Year. I know, I know, I'm going... Continue reading
BLACK FRIDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Today's puzzle is probably on the harder side of medium, just sayin'. But hey, "Black Friday" puzzle on Thanksgiving? Why not? Seems like the holidays are creeping forward in... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to Andy Kravis for bringing today's seed answer to my attention. The gauntlet drop was to put it at 1-Across, but hey, it just didn't quite work... Continue reading
DOGGING IT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I have been getting a lot of (cute) grief from Tabitha about "when are we going to get a pet?" Who doesn't love pets? It's practically a rite of... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Interesting combo in today's offering. First up is the two 14s anchoring the grid. They're the red-headed stepchildren of themelesses since they just don't quite fit in the grid.... Continue reading
DJ SET: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] BEQ and music and puzzles? You bet. Little bit of sports in there? Natch. The only thing missing is beer. Oops, too late for a revision. Share the puzzle.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Nine hundred. Wow. How'd that happen? Still, there's no stopping the BEQ train until we reach 900,000 puzzles. Or I die. Whichever one comes first. But even then, should... Continue reading
CANDIDATE'S DREAM: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Who says crosswords and politics don't mix? Everybody says this puzzle is the ne plus ultra of presidential race puzzles. Some argue it's the greatest puzzle of all time.... Continue reading
THEMLESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Here's an episode of Who Wore It Better? Today's Themeless Monday grid comes to you from the New York Times. This past Saturday, Crossword Jesus himself Patrick Berry droppped... Continue reading
SPOOKED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Halloween comes early at chez BEQ this year. We'll be knocking on doors on Sunday night. Tabitha told me that she hoped she would get two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Somewhat of an old standby pattern for my Themeless Mondays. An "old faithful" if you will. I love it because once you anchor the grid with the marquee answers... Continue reading
PREPARED SPEECH: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] My fellow puzzlers, I have a prepared speech to go along with today's puzzle. But miraculously, it will be brief. In fact, I have already said it. Share the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 70 worder today. 70 clues too. That's usually how puzzles roll. Clues and words. Becuase if there weren't any clues, well, you'd be making the puzzle yourself, would you... Continue reading
BLUE PICTURES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Two left right symmetrical grids this week. Coincidence or planned? You tell me. Stay tuned for asymmetric puzzle week. Can you feel the excitement? Damn right I can. Fans... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Here's another one from the "write what you know" category. Tabitha has made a quantum leap in her drawing skills. She went from almost Willem de Kooning-esque scribbles to... Continue reading
YOU SEE?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Fans of this site are most likely fans of Patrick Blindauer. Or if you're not a fan of him now, you should be. Not only is he one of... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 72 worder today. On the one hand, that means I can cram it full of fun answers. That's good for you. On the other hand, that means I have... Continue reading
THEMELESS THURSDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] When in doubt, go themeless. And frankly, based on the feedback I get from you guys, there wouldn't necessarily be that much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Sixty-six worder today. Have at it. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
BOARD MEETING: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] My first job out of college was an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin in their math education division. Second grade math specifically. Good times. That entailed mostly photocopying mountains... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 72 worder. Probably zero surprises where I started each corner, because let's face it. Themeless puzzles are in many ways just 4 mini-puzzles staple-gunned together. Doesn't mean it's not... Continue reading
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Looks like "Drunk Crosswords" has begun shipping, so let's do this. By the way, I love getting photos of you solvers solving/mugging with/defacing/etc. the book. So... Continue reading