Jeff’s Puzzles

Themeless 22

Words:  70 Average Length:  5.54 Difficulty:  Quartzish on the Mohs scale? I hope you all had a wonderful time last week with friends and family. The seed for this grid was 14 Across, where my brother and I will be going in February!   (Oh, the difficulty rating thing:  numbers are falsely precise, I think.  Henceforth […]

I’ll Never Be Your Feast of Burden

Words:  76 Average Length:  4.82 Difficulty:  2.5 out of 5 puz | pdf | solution Here’s a gentle, Thanksgiving-themed puzzle.  Best wishes for a scrumptious, safe, and stress-resistant holiday.  Enjoy! Two solving notes: (1) the song at 9/25 Down is from the 1969 movie of the same name.  The movie has aged poorly, but I […]

Themeless 21

Words:  68 Average Length:  5.53 Difficulty:  5 out of 5 This one’s pretty tough, particularly the 1A/6&7D combination.  If you’ve never had 1A, you owe it to yourself to try some, preferably washed down with a Medalla.  I first ran across 7D while learning to play Rhapsody in Blue way back in high school.   There’s […]

Symbolic Expressions

Words:  77 (16×15 grid) Average Length:  5.14 Difficulty:  2-4 out of 5 The difficulty range depends on whether certain mathematical/physical symbols are all Greek to you.  Helpful hints/spoilers for the theme answers are below the photo.   I hope you enjoy the puzzle.  Next week (11/14) brings a challenging Themeless. puz | pdf | solution HINTS/SPOILERS: […]


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Music, history, food, science, and an unfortunate number of puns all wrapped up in moderate-to-challenging crosswords. Enjoy!

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