Thursday, January 14, 2021

Puzzle Seventeen: 5000 Miles



Winners of last week's meta challenge, "Miles to Go," were I.K. Snamhcok and LesY. Check out the Solutions page for the answer.

Today's puzzle is a sentimental favorite from my early construction days of late 2019 with a grid I was (accurately) told "could have more connectivity." I still like the theme and hopefully so do you. Enjoy!

If you download the PDF, you'll notice that the formatting is much improved. Shout out to Github user njyoon for creating this terrific .puz to PDF converter that I'm going to be using for the foreseeable future.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Puzzle Sixteen: Miles To Go (meta)



Weird grid for a weird week. It's your job to figure out the Gaffney Week 3-ish method to the madness. (And apologies in advance for some rougher-than-usual fill.)

The answer to this week's meta is a 13-letter sporting event

Submit your answer by clicking HERE

Submissions are due by Monday, January 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. 

The December 24 meta gave solvers a workout -- read more on the solutions page HERE.

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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Meta answer is a two-word phrase .  Answers go here: https://forms.gle/MJ5v1LNk7fBF1rFw7 Deadline Tuesday, June 8, 12 PM EST.  Congrats to P...