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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] Some of you might know I'm on a bit of a sourdough kick right now. I've got a four year old starter (from scratch), as well as a backup... Continue reading
AYE AYE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It must be a sign. More than one person (okay, exactly two people, but still, two is more than one) has asked me this very week if the Boston... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Weird unintended anomaly with this puzzle that may be only of interest to me. Maybe you'll like it too. Who knows? Anyway, here it is, in ROT13 so as... Continue reading
HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If you're like me and like reading books about popular music, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one than "The Song Machine." It's... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 64 worder today. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
THE CORP. IS IN SESSION: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Impromptu puzzle maker meet up last night, from left to right that's Joon Pahk, Mike Nothnagel, yours truly, and Paolo Pasco. Good times? You bet. Best... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 68 worder for you today. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
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CANCEL CULTURE: [ 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] 66 worder today. Enjoy. Every now and then, people ask "where can I get my hands on some approachable/starter level cryptics?" If you are one of those people, I'd... Continue reading
MEALS ON WHEELS: [ 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] It's been a while since I shared a picture of a selfie with me and the rafters of turkeys that are taking over my neighborhood. So, here ya go.... Continue reading
WHERE'S THE BEEF?: [ 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] Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
OLD TOWN ROWS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Everybody else is putting "Old Town Road" in puzzles, but how many are building a puzzle with that song as inspiration for the title? I haven't found any.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday. Another Themeless Monday. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
EDGE OF THE WORLD: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Faith No More? Why not. And while I'm here, shout out to Will Nediger and Chris Adams who listened to me pontificate this theme into existence. They're... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Lollapuzzoola in the books. It was a fun one, and Simon Porzak is your winner. I don't know Simon, but if he can beat Katie Hamill and Al... Continue reading
UNDER THE BORED WALK: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So it looks like Lollapuzzoola is actually sold out, and was probably sold out on Monday when I told you to jump on it. These things happen.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Damn, this Friday is Lollapuzzoola. I'm heading off to New Yawk, as Lolla is the only puzzle tournament I compete in. I should put air quotes around that. "Compete."... Continue reading
GO HAM: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So one of my testers is a huge soccer fan (Chelsea supporter, but we won't hold that against him), and he wrote back to me, "can I solve this... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] While we were in London the other week, we got into an Uber and the driver was listening to some radio station. The DJ on this station, the way... Continue reading
SOFTENING UP: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] One more "from the archives" puzzle. Speaking of redoing a puzzle, just yesterday I redid a Patrick Berry cryptic from two years ago, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Even managed... Continue reading
MUSICAL GUESTS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Brief programming note: because of [BORING REASONS], I have to do a throwback puzzle today, probably Thursday as well. Those who are jonesing for BEQ puzzles should look to... Continue reading
AREA 51: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This one's for all my people who will be participating in the Area 51 Raid. Good luck. We're all counting on you. Last reminder, this weekend is Boswords. Slightly... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It's a hot one out there. Hopefully you might think of this crossword as a hot one too. Enjoy. Reminder: this Sunday! Boswords. Looks like it's already the biggest... Continue reading