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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] St. Patricks Day comes early this year as one of the Big ole' Crossword Jesuses Patrick Berry just stealth dropped a meta suite of puzzles. Last week? I don't... Continue reading
HOT SNACKS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I don't normally go for snack recommendations to go alongside my puzzles (I'm more of a beer and/or music pairing kind of guy), but if you're going to have... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If I could have an additional two minutes of your time, would you be so kind as to push play on the latest Boston Typewriter Orchestra video, please and... Continue reading
FOLLOW ME: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Three-way checking. It's all the rage. Basically, if you've never heard that term before, the circled or shaded squares appear in three different answers (across, down, and diagonal), instead... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] For puzzle #1234 for the site, you'd better believe that I tried to have a measly 56 words in the grid. You see what I was trying to do... Continue reading
PENNY EXPRESS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Kinda sorta some spoilery stuff without any explicit answers, masked a titch with some inside baseball verbiage, so if you want to know nothing, best look the other way.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] The symmetry on this one well, kind of went off the rails after a while. Oh well, file it under "trying something different." For whatever it's worth, I finally... Continue reading
ET TU?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This is how this one came about. Title first, which suggested the theme. Then stunned stupefaction that that were enough answers to fit said constraint. Finally all the boring... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I love it when a great clue literally comes out of nowhere. It's almost like it just fell out of the sky. Now, would that happen 72-78 times in... Continue reading
SOMETHING'S FISHY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Happy MLK Day, everybody. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
COURSE PREP: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I haven't made a crossword with this type of theme in a while, at least for this site. So here we go. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This month is big for puzzlers in the Cambridge area. The MIT Hunt begins on Friday, and while I have no interest in ever competing in that ever again,... Continue reading
TOSSING BACK A FEW BEERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Yet another puzzle from the "write what you know" department. Here's hoping that that department bears eternal fruit. Cheers. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Had to do a double check that this one only had 64 words, but here we are. I guess I didn't realize how wide-open this grid was while I... Continue reading
20/20 VISION: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It's 2020 out there. Let's do this. And why not start things off with yet another indie puzzle site. Stella Zawistowski has launched a new venture, Tough As Nails,... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] And here we are. The electrifying conclusion to 2019. What a year. What a year, indeed. I took a few minutes this morning looking back at what I did... Continue reading
TIME AND SPACE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Sci-fi theme today? Maybe, and maybe not. Speaking of sci-fi, any "Mr. Robot" fans out there who want to discuss the series finale are welcome to drop me... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I've heard too many, uh, overplayed and subpar Christmas songs lately, so I had to indulge in some Kurtis Blow, you know, to like restore my sanity. And now... Continue reading
METAL BANDS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I'm not going to front. I'm a secret metal guy who typically hides this fact by only wearing indie rock t-shirts. I just don't think I could successfully pull... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Those corners are on the fairly chunky side, if you ask me. Though, while we're on the topic of grid beauty, that cluster of three-letter words in the center... Continue reading
ANIMAL TRAIL: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Entries on the diagonal, kids. Don't try this at home. December drive is still ongoing. The site remains free, but if you've been enjoying these puzzles, a small tip... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Why yes, today's offering is one of those "I've gotta run this puzzle today, otherwise ..." puzzles. Shelf life? Who cares about that sort of thing when you're doing... Continue reading
SPLINTER GROUP: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I love a good visual pun. Enjoy today's puzzle. Deccember drive is still ongoing. The site remains free, but if you've been enjoying these puzzles, a small tip keeps... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Looking for puzzle (and puzzle-adjacent) gift ideas? Look no further. And let's open it up with what was my favorite book of the year: "The 7 ½ Deaths of... Continue reading