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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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ANIMAL TALES: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Lookee here. Not one, but two of my puzzle family friends have gotten some press. (NOTE: neither friend pictured above, thank you). Anna Shechtman was interviewed over at The... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday. And another Themeless Monday. It's like clockwork, even if I'm not the most punctual person about posting this here thing on time. Anyway. Enjoy it. Share the... Continue reading
IT'S A LOT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to Ben Zimmer who played sounding board for this here theme. Basically, it's like this: all the answers you liked, I came up with. All the... 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
AT THE TRATTORIA: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] The theme hit me while driving. Or, you know, just before driving. If that doesn't make sense, I hope it clicks when yr. done with the puzzle. Anyway,... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hard puzzle? Why not. Dig in. Also, I had yesterday's New York Times puz, and if you haven't done that already, get to it. Share the puzzle. New one... Continue reading
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DO ME A SOLID: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] For those looking for an additional challenge today, here's a Marching Bands puzzle. And if you like that one, enrollment for year number five of my biweekly... Continue reading
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THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday. Another Themeless Monday. What more can I say? Enjoy! Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
ROUND TRIPS: [ 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] The song up above was by one by an old band of mine. We had the brilliant idea to write a "sports song," with the intention of getting played... Continue reading
BLANK SPACE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] When you've made as many puzzles as I have, it's highly likely that you'll reuse a title for a puzzle. Indeed. Here's another one I made called Blank Space.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I'm gonna make this short cuz I got a plane to catch today for Chicago. So, let me just say that the seed entry for this one was left... Continue reading
GOOF PROOF: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hey BEQ Stalkers, I'm going to be in Chicago this coming Monday with the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. We're playinng Phyllis' Musical Inn. I'm pretty sure the show's free, so... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Weird construction today. Started with, uh, that entry (you'll know it when you see it), and since it's not in a place I would normally start making a themeless... Continue reading
RATE CHANGE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Here's the mighty Fall providing the soundtrack to today's solve. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Meet the new ACPT champion. Same as the old champion. Old Faithful "Steely" Dan "Can I Get Another Nickname, Please?" Feyer finally scored a record eighth championship. That record... Continue reading
SAY WHAT?: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] American Crossword Puzzle Tournament weekend is now. Who's psyched? I am. No puzzles from me this tournament, unless you count tomorrow's New York Times puzzle. And if you do,... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Good Lord, is it the week of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament already? Looks like it is. I'd say that that last year disappeared quickly, but then again, I... Continue reading
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GET IN LINE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Hey, lookie here, my band was in Dangerous Minds the other day. I love that site! And to appear on it completely unexpectedly. Pretty damn cool. Anyway, for... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So all the cool kids (cough cough) are solving puzzles downs-only nowadays. Using the full complement of clues is deemed passe, and really only (give or take) half the... Continue reading
WICKED GAME: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to the unidentified person at my gym who I overheard saying the phrase that lead to this here puzzle. It was one of those miraculous moments wherein... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] While Boston has certainly gotten it's fair share of snow, we've somehow managed to avoid an actual snow day, until this morning. We got the cancellation notice last night... Continue reading
FAKING OUT: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Since nothing is real any more, why not do a puzzle celebrating that. Yeah? Yeah. All right. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] 66 clues, 66 entries, that adds up to, uh 132 ... somethings. Yeah. 132 minutes (seconds?) of solving fun? Maybe. I don't know where I'm going with this, so... Continue reading
QUIET PUZZLED: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Thanks to WSJ columnist, and all-around word-loving guy Ben Zimmer for the assist in this here theme. He always tells me I am pressing my luck when I make... Continue reading