Friday, March 5, 2021

Puzzle Twenty-One: Ay Yi Yi! (freestyle)

details, details *sigh*

The genesis of this puzzle lies in some very fun themelesses in recent months from other indie constructors created with the goal of using only one repeating black-square pattern in the grid:

Brooke Husic and Sid Sivakumar, "Puzzle 35 - Themeless #25"
Brooke Husic and Brian Thomas, "Puzzle #40: Themeless"
Matthew Stock, "Puzzle No. 28: Themeless"
Mollie Cowger, "Themeless 1"

I completed a version of this one a while back but back-burnered it after discovering that Roland Huget's March 7, 2020 Los Angeles Times Saturday themeless used the same pair of mini-theme entries before I had ever hit upon them. Upon reflection, I decided it was still a good puzzle and a cool-looking grid. Enjoy!

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