Thursday, December 31, 2020

Puzzle Fifteen: Hunting High and Low (freestyle)

Illustration by Henry Holiday from Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark"


Winners of last week's meta challenge were gppasco and Megarrific

Another new freestyle. Enjoy! Thanks to Quiara Vasquez of QVXwordz for test-solving. 


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Puzzle Fourteen: Thread the Needle (meta)

Tougher meta for the long weekend -- like a Gaffney Week 3, probably.

The answer to this week's meta is a body part

Submit your answer by clicking HERE

Submissions are due by Monday, December 28, 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.  

If you're enjoying these puzzles -- especially the metas, which are time-consuming to construct and oversee -- please consider making a small contribution via the newly added tip jar: 



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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Puzzle Thirteen: We Have Snacks (freestyle)

Photo by Jeremy Noble.

Another freestyle. Note the "bad-puns" and "Canadian-clue" tags.

Also, if you're enjoying these puzzles, please consider making a small contribution via the newly added tip jar: 



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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Puzzle Twelve: Cautionary Tale (meta)





Today's puzzle arrives late due to my accidentally saving an older version over a newer version. Computers!

The answer to this week's meta is a color

Please note that the cluing of 8-Down, 57-Down, and related entries is not a hint to the meta, just me trying to be entertaining. 

Submit your answer by clicking HERE

Submissions are due by Monday, December 14, 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.  

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Leaderboard

12/11/2020 0:20:18         Quiara Vasquez          
12/11/2020 11:17:08 boharr
12/11/2020 11:26:28 Dannyvee
12/11/2020 11:38:28 Megarrific
12/11/2020 13:13:44 Kitchendiva
12/11/2020 20:27:50 I. K. Snamhcok
12/12/2020 5:43:47         DJB!
12/13/2020 11:02:05 lbray
12/13/2020 14:48:37 oldjudge
 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Puzzle Eleven: Success at any Price (freestyle)

Freestyle with diagonal symmetry. 68 words. Saturday difficulty, if not harder. 

When you're done, this puzzle contains something that is more of a small Easter egg than a meta. You can email me at lexicondevillive at outlook dot com if you find it.

If you like this one, Steve Mossberg published a diagonal themeless of similar difficulty last night on his blog Square Pursuit. And the Diagonal Master, Brooke Husic, dropped a non-diagonal scorcher this week on her own blog, following up on a great literary diagonal midi in October and a super-tough diagonal themeless in September. Brooke also teamed up with Matthew Stock for a tough diagonal themeless on Brian Thomas's Puzzles That Need a Home recently.

Enjoy! 

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