Puzzle #2: Freestyle 1

Puzzle #2: “Freestyle 1”

Difficulty: Some gimmes + some trickery = medium

Downloads:     PUZ      PDF     Last Week’s Solution


Good morning, solvers!

Hope the weekend went well, and that your Monday is off to a good start! Today’s an early day for me, as I’ve got a 9 AM Statics class followed by 10 AM Probability and Statistics…ugh. But after that I’m done, so I’ll be returning to the comfort of my own bed and sawing logs while a bunch of you are solving. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing my puzzle last week wasn’t too much of a bear, and you figured out that STARTING LINEUP meant to enter the first word of each theme answer–a word that can precede “line”–going upwards! The full solution can be accessed via the corresponding link above, in case you missed it.

UVA Magazine wrote a pretty cool article recently, in case anyone’s interested in reading it 🙂

Administrative announcements: Last week’s debut post got me a lot more views than I expected, and I just wanna say a huge thanks to everyone who visited, shared, and more! That being said, feel free to keep spreading the word to others, and if you’re interested, add yourself to the email list using the sidebar at the bottom right of the home page.

Sigh, I’ve already written too much, so I’ll keep this part concise. This week’s puzzle is a freestyle/themeless/whatever you wanna call it, and I hope it’s to your liking! Wacky entries beware…


The Grid Kid

P.S.: Here’s some nice Monday music. Enjoi.


4 thoughts on “Puzzle #2: Freestyle 1

  1. Hmmm. Came here due to Evan’s link. A very unique name of a football player; a JK Rowling thing; and a word you made up for yourself. I might enjoy a puzzle with three (or more) of that last one in it; this one was not particularly enjoyable, although I have to give you props for a lot of new stuff as I look back at it. But, sorry, an XKE was not a hot rod. Just … not. “Factor of” Roman numeral is a new (albeit annoying) take on the random Roman numeral clue/answer. But, come on … the poor solver is supposed to have a chance at getting it, even if s/he does not know regime ancien or the J. Geils band. Maybe there are a limited number of four-figure factors for that one; I didn’t bother to think about it. It did make me scowl. Thumbs up for all the long downs, and there was enough classic stuff that even this oldster could handle it.


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