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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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WHY BE CROSS?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Easy puzzle on deck. Doesn't mean it doesn't have that BEQ flavor that y'all have come to enjoy. So savor it, unless you're one of them speed solvers... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Well, lookee here: Somebody fired up the Patrick Blindauer signal lately. It seems like I haven't heard from El Blindo in forever, but when that Blindauer signal is flying,... Continue reading
VICIOUS CIRCLES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Triple-checking, kids. Don't do it, unless you have to do it. Then do it. Like I did. I had to do this. Anyway, enjoy! Summer drive is chugging along.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Everybody's doing DALL-E nowadays, so I figured I'd get in on the fun. I'm not sure what I was expecting to see here. Oh, and it's summer. I know... Continue reading
EXPRESSWAYS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It may not look like it on the surface, but for this puzzle, I tried to do my best impersonation of a Ross Trudeau crossword. Now those that know me,... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Is it summer yet? Sure I guess it's technically still spring, but the weather has been so wonderful, I'm making a proclamation that Summer '22 has officially begun. Thank... Continue reading
IMPACTED TEETH: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another one from the "life inspiring puzzles" category. Not my teeth, mind you. In fact, nobody's teeth are impacted. But there has been a lot of dental-related stuff in... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Happy Memorial Day to you and yours. Take today's crossword with you to a barbecue and solve it whilst imbibing. It's the BEQ way. Looking for more puzzles? The... Continue reading
SQUARE IT'S AT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Thursday puzzle for y'all. Dig in. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, and Joon Pahk) and Marching... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hey people, can you do a favor for me? Wouldja please drop a couple of ducats in Peter Gordon's latest Kickstarter A-to-Z Crosswords? I know, I know, we are... Continue reading
REPLACEMENT ID: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I don't always talk nuts 'n bolts about how the sausage puzzle is made, but when you've got a wild example like today's offering, you just have to chime... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Themeless Monday, coming at you. It's a beautiful day here in Brookline, so I can't complain about the weather. Could I complain about other things? You betcha, but nobody... Continue reading
SHELL COMPANIES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Residents of Camberville, Massachusetts (that would be a portmanteau of Cambridge and Somerville, and heck, all the greater suburbs of those places) who are looking for something to do... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 64 Worder today. Hope you enjoy it. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, and soon Joon) and Marching... Continue reading
LABOR LEADERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] As promised, a puzzle by yours truly. Normally, I'd run it on Thursday, and the guest puzzle on Friday. But Quiara's kinda had to tun on 5/5, so, you... Continue reading
V-CUT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] When I first met Quiara, I was convinced that I was being trolled. It just seemed to preposterous that here was this young lady who was a little too into... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Themeless Monday for y'all. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, and soon Joon) and Marching Bands... Continue reading
POLE POSITIONS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Throwback gaming vid to go alongside today's puzzle. Gotta love it. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) and... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Chewier Themeless Monday puzzle for you. Hope you enjoy it. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, and soon... Continue reading
MARCHING BANDS: [ PDF] [ JPZ] PROGRAMS: [Adobe Reader] [Crossword Solver] The eighth year of the Biz Quig's Marching Bands starts up next Monday. Insanity. Where'd the time go? I guess this is part and parcel with having a young... Continue reading
BENDING THE TRUTH: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] For those of you whose eyebrows arched higher than the one in St. Louis after seeing me link to a rather obscure emo band with today's post, I... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Someday, I will run in the Boston Marathon. However, today is not that day. It's just another Themeless Monday day for y'all. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub... Continue reading
G-STRINGS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This puzzle is for all G's out there. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, and soon Joon) and... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Couple two three links for you folks. Let's get to 'em. Last Thursday, I participated in an ACPT roundtable alongside WSJ's language maven Ben Zimmer and A-solver and perennial... Continue reading
BOX SEATS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Small programming note: due to unforeseen circumstances, today's offering is a rerun from a long time ago. It might even be a brand new puzzle for some of you.... Continue reading