Since I've been in a rut trying to write some of the "hard" puzzles (e.g., Marching Bands, Some Assembly Required, variety cryptics) in the past few weeks, I decided to try writing Marching Bands puzzles with a smaller grid. The same rules still apply, but the grid is 11x11 rather than 13x13. Mini-March: now with 28% fewer letters!*
*As compared to regular Marching Bands
When I said I had other kinds of puzzles in the pipeline, I meant it. It's just that…well, I'm still writing clues for a cryptic, I'm still gridding two Marching Bands puzzles, and I need to edit the Some Assembly Required for taste. If I had something else ready for prime time, I'd post it, but sadly, I don't.
A day late, I'm afraid. I blame…oh, let's say the heat. Yeah.
In other news, I have made hints available for A Banner Occasion, so if you're stuck a puzzle or two, you might be able to get a nudge. I will likely be posting one more round of hints before I make the solutions available, but you can also feel free to use the contact form to ask for hints on any of the puzzles.