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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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IN THE TANK: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It's probably entirely possible I could post some Robert Pollard-affiliated song that shares something with the title of every Thursday puzzle I post from now until the heat... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Themeless Monday, coming at you. This one has possibly probably my favorite seed answer of 2021 so far. It's going to be tough to be, methinks. Enjoy. The... Continue reading
REPEATEDLY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If any of you care about this sorta thing, The Armed's latest is my album of the year so far. Now you know. The summer drive is already underway. Quick... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Themeless Monday for you on this hot June Monday. Hope you enjoy it. I can't believe this year has just disappeared like that. Utterly crazy. Next thing I know... Continue reading
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Baseball theme? Why not. Gotta love that this theme forced a rather peculiar grid pattern. And as such, some rather crazy answers appeared where I... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Happy Memorial Day to you and you, and you in the back. Yes, you too. Here's another Themeless Monday for you. Shout out again to Glen Ryan for the... Continue reading
PIGGIES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Yeah, so about The White Album. As much of a Beatles fan/nerd/geek/what have you that the ole' Biz Quig is, I never really warmed up to it. Sure, it's packed... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Themeless Monday, extra blocky grid today. Hope that's enough for you to chew on. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox... Continue reading
DOUBLY CONCERNING: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Amazingly, the title came after the theme, which seems impossible on the face of it. But hey, here we are. Shout out to Byron Walden for coming up with... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Themeless Monday for ye. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) and Marching Bands year seven have... Continue reading
A SHOW OF HANDS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] What can I say? Sometimes you come across an idea for a theme (say, this one), and then you come up with a clue of the year... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Went for a dual symmetry approach with today's puzzle which is why that grid looks very strange in a hall of mirrors sort of way. Or a splatter painting... Continue reading
UNEARTHLY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Space is the place today. Enjoy. Looking for more puzzles? The Hub Crossword (Sunday puzzles by me and Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon) and Marching Bands year seven have begun.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Slight spoiler alert on this puzzle, so if you'd like to have a totally uninterfered solve, well, now's your chance to look away. You've been warned. So yeah, I... Continue reading
OY!: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] If there was an ACPT, then there's a good chance that there's chatter about the crossword solving AI Dr. Fill. Love him or hate him, it resurfaces every damn year.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Well, that was something. Tip of the cap to Will Shortz all who pulled off a "squint and you might think you were there in Stamford" virtual American Crossword... Continue reading
DINNER T/F TEST: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Last call for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament! Cut off is for entering is just about 24 hours away. The event is this weekend. Should be a lot... Continue reading
MARCHING BANDS: [ PDF] [ JPZ] PROGRAMS: [Adobe Reader] [Crossword Solver] Year Seven (year seven!) of the Biz Quig's Marching Bands starts up next Monday. I can't believe I've been doing this for that long. Wait, no I can. I'm... Continue reading
I DAIRY YOU: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Heads up, I made today's New York Times puzzle with my homie, Ben Zimmer. If you want to get in on that hot action, here's some links: [Across... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] In the future, everyone will have written 15 New York Times crosswords.— Brendan Quigley (@fleetwoodwack) April 10, 2021 If we haven't already reached Peak Puzzle, we're really frigging close,... Continue reading
CREATIVE STRUGGLE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Francis Heaney once told me all of my left/right symmetry grids look like Space Invaders. I would be hard pressed to disagree with that assessment. What can I say?... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] They're tearing up the road directly in front of Chez BEQ this morning. And just beyond that, like 0.03 of a mile, away, maybe even less, is a whole... Continue reading
FOOL ME ONCE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It's April Fool Day, obviously. Nothing too too tricksy planned for you today. Sort of April Fool's curious, if you will. What I should have done is saved... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] What's that deafening sound ringing through my ears? I hardly recognize it. Is it ... ? Can it be? Why yes, it's the sound of silence. For frabjous day,... Continue reading
FACE THE MUSIC: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] This puzzle exists for one reason only. Tabitha came up with the show stopping entry on her own and I just had to make it my own. So,... Continue reading