snake charmer

Snake Charmer #22

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

At long last, I'm back from my, um, vacation. I the past couple months, I've been involved with putting on the 2013 Dimensions Puzzle Hunt at MoMath, which was a success, and participating in the 2014 MIT Mystery Hunt, which was great fun as always. And now I'm part of a group that's planning to put on BAPHL 10 this summer, so I'm not lacking for puzzle projects.

Rating: 
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1.2 (5 votes)

Snake Charmer #21

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Okay, I'm done with the puzzles from my potluck party, so we're back to the usual. And in this case the usual is a Snake Charmer. Enjoy!

Rating: 
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1 (4 votes)

Snake Charmer #20

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for the delay in posting this puzzle. Although I had sketched it out a couple weeks ago using the "outtakes" from Snake Charmer #19, I got swamped with other projects and didn't manage to format it until tonight; as it is I didn't even have time to format the solution grid. I hope this is a one-time occurrence.

Rating: 
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1.5 (2 votes)

Snake Charmer #19

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

This puzzle exemplifies some of the compromises I have to make as a constructor. I originally had a different continuation of the entries starting at 9 and 23, but couldn't get that continuation to line up with the beginning, so I tore out a third of the puzzle and started again. On the plus side, that third of a puzzle that I didn't use can serve as an excellent seed for the next Snake Charmer. Also, in my effort to get more long words (8+ letters) into the grid, I wound up with lots of short words (3-5 letters) as well.

Rating: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1.7 (3 votes)

Snake Charmer #18

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

It's Saturday, so it's time for another puzzle. This one's a Snake Charmer. Enjoy!

Rating: 
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1 (3 votes)

Snake Charmer #17

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Posting a day early, this time due to the Boston recast of WarTron. This is, as far as I know, the first time a West Coast-style overnight Game has been tried out in the Boston area. I know the GC have been working hard to pull this off, and I look forward to the experience.

Rating: 
Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1 (4 votes)

Snake Charmer #16

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Another Snake Charmer. This one has a couple of less-than-familiar answers, so I rated it as a bit more challenging.

Rating: 
Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 2.3 (3 votes)

Snake Charmer #15

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Picking up from last week's announcement, I now have pages with all the puzzles sorted by difficulty and by rating. I had hoped to have a single list that you could click to sort by different metrics, but that does not seem to be in the cards. Anyway, this week's puzzle is a Snake Charmer. Enjoy.

Rating: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1.8 (4 votes)

Snake Charmer #14

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Once again, I am posting a day early, this time due to DASH. I love outdoor puzzle hunt season!

Rating: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 1.5 (4 votes)

Snake Charmer #13

Variety grid puzzle. Acknowledgements to Patrick Berry.

Not much to say here. BAPHL 7 was excellent, and I really should post a writeup soon. Um...enjoy the puzzle?

Rating: 
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Difficulty: 
Average: 2.2 (5 votes)

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