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. In this case, I think the short words won, but I still like some of the long ones I managed to fit in.
Here's a new puzzle type for you. I'm not certain of the provenance of this type; I believe something like this has appeared in Games magazine, but I don't know who originated it. At any rate, it's a variation on the Whirlwind puzzles I have posted, which are themselves variations on the Marching Bands puzzle type. It's a little more complex than a Marching Bands, but don't let that scare you. Enjoy!
Here's a puzzle I sort of had in my back pocket. I hope you like it!
Edited to add (8/31): The instructions for this puzzle originally referred to a 13x13 grid with one black square, while the puzzle itself was 12x12. The instructions have been corrected and a new version has been posted. Thanks to Braze for pointing out the error.
Sorry for the delay on this one; I was unable to finish the puzzle I had originally planned to post today, so I whipped this one together at the last minute. It's sort of like a Mystery Hunt puzzle, in that it has a final answer, and you have to figure out part of the puzzle's mechanic for yourself. Nevertheless, I think it is approachable, if challenging.
I'm rather pleased with this one. 28 words, which is what I've been shooting for lately in my Pathfinders, but no entries longer than 9 letters. Usually I seed the puzzle with one or two long entries, but this time it's all fill. A couple of tough words, but I think it's a solid puzzle.
Edited to add (7/21): There was an error in the solution file. I have corrected the error and uploaded a new file. Thanks to solver William for pointing out the error.
Today's puzzle is a Rows Garden. They seem to be getting easier to write with practice, and I've been able to cut down on clunky entries at the same time. I didn't have time to make a solution grid, however; I might go back and fix that later. Enjoy the puzzle.