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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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THE INVISIBLE MAN: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] I love The Breeders. Consider this (hell, their whole damned catalog) as some background music for your solve. Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] There's a weird sense of time dilation when you're a parent. There are moments that seem to drag on for eternity, and yet, simultaneously you seem to go: "where'd... Continue reading
DOUBLE CURVES: [ 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] Some of you have asked me, "Brendan, where can I get some nice approachable easyish cryptics so that I can finally get into those things?" Before I answer that... Continue reading
BUT FIRST, COFFEE: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] It is completely coincidental that I'm running a coffee-titled puzzle when I am in a country that is, how shall I put this, coffee-challenged? Liz and I finally... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] USWNT vs. England in the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup tomorrow. Should be a blast. And you may be asking yourself where's the ole' Biz Quig gonna be... Continue reading
BOSS WORDS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Looks like we're just about a month out from Boswords, the only crossword tournament in Massachusetts (July 28th, mark your calendars). This is their go-around, and it looks like... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday, another Themeless. Enjoy. Thanks for all who've been able to chip in to the summer drive so far. Reminder the puzzles are free, so don't feel any... Continue reading
YOU SUCK: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Please take no offense at the title. That's just a clue for this puzzle's theme. It's by no means my feelings about you solvers. C'mon. I love all y'all.... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Last week of school for Tabitha this week. Her teacher's been going over the term "bittersweet" with the kids, and as such everything's bittersweet in Tabitha's eyes. Which is... Continue reading
CLOWNING AROUND: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Today's puzzle was an attempt at a Reagle-esque theme, but as one can tell, it's hard to do what Merl did so effortlessly. But then again, parody is the... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Another Monday. Another themeless. Enjoy. Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday. Continue reading
OODLES OF "OH'S": [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Couple two three links for you today: 1) Who can forget this landmark gem of a puzzle? Hard to believe it was only a year ago. The effects... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] So Indie 500 was this past weekend. Or, as I hear it's sometimes called, the Annual Late Spring Crossword Tournament Held in D.C. To Figure Out Who's Coming In... Continue reading
ADDERS: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Shout out to Erik Agard for the obvious title for this one. I won't bore you to tears with my crap original titles, but here we are. Thanks, Erik, you've... Continue reading
THEMELESS MONDAY: [ ACROSS LITE][ PDF] PROGRAMS: [Across Lite] [Adobe Reader] Happy Memorial Day, folks. I hear this one's a bit harder than normal, and for that I either either beg your forgiveness, or I say, "you're welcome." The choice... Continue reading
QUIET CHANGE: [ 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] I took inspiration from Jeff Chen's crossword blog post about this past Saturday's gorgeous New York Times puzzle. He begin it by saying, "I appreciate when people work with... Continue reading
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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