Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Puzzle Ten: Who Leads? (freestyle / meta)



New puzzle for the long Thanksgiving weekend, which I am regretfully not traveling or seeing family to celebrate, and I hope you are not either.

This is a 72-worder that should play just as well as a freestyle / themeless, so feel free to solve it that way and skip the meta solving entirely if that's not your bag.

If it is your bag, the answer to this week's meta is a noted cryptid. You have until Monday to solve it, which you probably won't need.

Submit your answer by clicking HERE

Submissions are due by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. 

If you have any issues submitting your answer, just put it in an email to lexicondevillive at outlook dot com with your name, preferred screen name / ID and email address and I'll add you in manually. 

Two winners – the first person to submit a correct answer and another person selected at random from the correct entries – will receive a Lexicon Devil sticker as well as the respect of their puzzling peers.  

PUZ / PDF


Friday, November 13, 2020

Puzzle Nine: Shoot Your Shot

memorial plaque to Thomas "Bang Bang" Dudley



Another themed puzzle today. 3/5 difficulty. Not a meta. Enjoy!

Learn more about Thomas "Bang Bang" Dudley, an inspiration to all puzzle constructors, here.

PDF / PUZ


Friday, November 6, 2020

Puzzle Eight: Water, Water Everywhere (meta)

water droplet

The answer to this week's meta is a body of water.

Submit your answer via the form embedded below.

Submissions are due by Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. 

If you have any issues submitting your answer, just put it in an email to lexicondevillive at outlook dot com with your name, preferred screen name / ID and email address and I'll add you in manually. 

Two winners – the first person to submit a correct answer and another person selected at random from the correct entries – will receive a Lexicon Devil sticker as well as the respect of their puzzling peers.  

I'll update the meta solutions page in the sidebar later today with the "Also Known As" solution and winners.

PUZ / PDF

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Puzzle Seven: I'm Looking Through You


Seasonally themed puzzle today. 3.5/5 difficulty.

Spyscape published another one of my puzzles, "Intermediary," recently – please check that one out as well.

PDF / PUZ


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Puzzle Six: Also Known As (meta)

Photo by John Mathew Smith
Photo by John Mathew Smith

I'm trying out a new day of the week for meta posting. Thursday keeps getting pushed to Friday and Friday is the day a number of other meta puzzles are published. So let's try Tuesday, with a Friday deadline...

The answer to this week's meta is a six-letter word.

Submit your answer by clicking HERE

Submissions are due by Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. 

If you have any issues submitting your answer, just put it in an email to lexicondevillive at outlook dot com with your name, preferred screen name / ID and email address and I'll add you in manually. 

Two winners – the first person to submit a correct answer and another person selected at random from the correct entries – will receive a Lexicon Devil sticker as well as the respect of their puzzling peers.  

PUZ / PDF


Friday, October 9, 2020

Puzzle Five: Domestic Attachments

Photo: Douglas Whitaker
 

Themed puzzle this week. 3/5 difficulty. Thanks to Martha Kimes for test-solving. Enjoy!

.PUZ / PDF / Solution


Friday, October 2, 2020

Puzzle Four: Little Emperor (meta)

Photo by Graham Beards / https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:King_Penguins.jpg

Sorry for the delay in updating everyone regarding the previous meta's results and solution. Watch this post for more details shortly. 

The answer to this week's meta is a fictional monarch  EDIT: This puzzle has given solvers some difficulty so I am providing extra hints below. 

The answer is a fictional monarch from television.

1) The penguin picture is not relevant to the answer. 
2) The meta answer can be derived from five entries. 
3) Three of those entries will help solvers determine the monarch's title.
4) The other two will help solvers determine the remainder of the monarch's name.

Submit answers HERE.

Answers are due by Tuesday, October  6 at 5 PM EST (deadline extended). 

PUZ / PDF




Puzzle Ten: Who Leads? (freestyle / meta)

New puzzle for the long Thanksgiving weekend, which I am regretfully not traveling or seeing family to celebrate, and I hope you are not eit...