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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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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This time next week it'll be February, and that means you will have either participated in Boswords Winter Wondersolve, or you'll be getting an email with all the Boswords... Continue reading
WHAT A RELIEF!: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] May today's crossword offer you some relief. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) and Marching Bands... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday, means another themeless. Those who know me and my work will recognize the grid almost immediately. Anyway, I had fun with it. Enjoy. Also, big shout out... Continue reading
I'M NOT DRESSED FOR THE WEATHER: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This one comes straight from the "Write What You Know" files. One of the other COVID-related activities that I picked up (my family picked up,... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] After a brief week of reruns, we're back to our regularly scheduled new crosswords. Hope you enjoy them. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me... Continue reading
THEME MUSIC: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Rerun today. Back to our regularly scheduled puzzles on Monday. But in the meantime, here's a weird throwback puzzle from ten years ago that I think was one of... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Just so we're clear, this puzzle originally ran in last year's charity pack Grids For Good. So if you had already did it, well, that's why it looks familiar.... Continue reading
RESTARTS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Who's up for a restart? You don't have to all raise your hands at once. Sheesh! Anyway, wishing you the best for '21. Stay safe out there. Resolutions for the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 2020 is almost in the books. We could complain, or we could look back at some of what I believe were highlight puzzles on this here blog. That feels... Continue reading
SCROOGED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Christmas eve means a Christmas puzzle from yours truly. Happy holidays, everybody. Oh, you don't have enough BEQ in your life? Well, I just did a interview with Radio Free... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Took a while for my dyslexic eyeballs to correct themselves that this puzzle is #1-3-2-4, not #1-2-3-4. Yes, my eyes autocorrected to 1234 every damn time. But, nope, that... Continue reading
GOING TOO FAR: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Just a few weeks ago, I ran a Going Too Far puzzle. Let's do an encore performance, shall we? Reminder: I highly recommend doing this puzzle on paper... Continue reading
TOP IT OFF: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 2020, obviously a very strange year. One of the stranger subplots was that I got a little too into ZZ Top this year. Who the hell saw that... Continue reading
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MINI PUZZLE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Mini puzzle? No, just the usual 15x15 we get nearly every Thursday. Enjoy. Quick reminder, the year-end drive is still chugging along. Long story short, this site is always... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday. Another Themeless Monday. Let's go for it! Quick reminder, the year-end drive is still chugging along. Long story short, this site is always going to be free.... Continue reading
RAH!: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Today's puzzle is all about a word of support to those regulars who have been coming like clockwork. I thank each and every one of you. Quick reminder, the year-end... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Looking for some crossword related gifts this holiday season? The Biz Quig's got your back. Normally one doesn't read books about puzzles, but rather you know, solve whatever's in... Continue reading
FOOD COMA: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Thanksgiving time again, and I can guarantee that the ole' Biz Quig will be entering his food coma roughly 4:30-ish, I think. It's well documented (by me at least)... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] We seem to be one of the last two people on the planet to have watched 4-Down, but finally, this weekend we started it, and, quelle suprise, we love... Continue reading
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KEEP DIGGING: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Little bit of Peter Gabriel for you to go along with today's puzzle. Testers say it's a bit harder than normal Thursday offerings. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Believe me when I say that I'll be treading lightly here, so there will be no spoilers. But... It will fly by undetected to virtually all of the solvers... Continue reading
CATCH COW: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Server problems led this one to be a bit late. Where would we be without computers? That's right, we'd be in the stone ages. Paleo diet is in, why... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Huge loss in the puzzle world yesterday with Alex Trebek's death. I know a lot of people who've appeared on "Jeopardy!," more than a few of them winners, and... Continue reading
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GOING TOO FAR: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Heads up! I highly recommend doing this on paper as the digital versions, well, are nigh-impossible. They're doable, but they might not be much fun. Anyway. If you're... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Jeez. November already? Unbelievable. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) and Marching Bands year six have begun. So... Continue reading