Puzzle #33: Cutting Across

Puzzle #33: “Cutting Across”

Difficulty: Mostly easy

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Good morning, all–

Short post here, because I stayed up well into the night to finish writing these clues, and I am about to fall flat on my face. Gotta do whatcha gotta do to meet deadlines, though! (I’m just the worst procrastinator.)

You all seemed to enjoy last week’s puzzle a LOT: you brought much more viewers to my site, had very nice things to say, and gave me a good overall vibe! I’m honored, to say the least, and I’ll try and bring you more just like it! For now, we’ve got a brand new puzzle with a simple theme…it has a tough act to follow, but I still hope it’s a goodie. Oh, and a shoutout to my friend, Jeffrey, for inspiring it! I will say that this one is pretty heavy on the indie, with quite a few 4-, 5-, and 6-letter entries that have never made it into a mainstream paper…but I hope they’re enjoyable! With the exception of 25D (sigh), I actually liked a good bit of the oddball-ery thrown in this grid: 27A, 53A, 40D (surprised this hasn’t shown up anywhere!), and 66A, which references my all-time favorite song by the band in question, though I know some of you will despise it as an entry. Oh, and I was particularly proud of my clue for 3D, if I may say, and I hope y’all get it with a nice “aha” moment; hopefully it isn’t too much of a stretch and/or obscurity. Anyway, let me know what you think of this puzzle, through ratings, comments, emails, or whatever, and I’ll be back next Monday for a new one!


The Grid Kid


2 thoughts on “Puzzle #33: Cutting Across

  1. Loved this puzzle, but I had one empty square, which I googled, at the intersection of 3D and 22A. So I don’t get 3D. Anyone?


    • Pan = Peter Pan; fries = young ‘uns. So [Pan fries?] = the LOST BOYS that are led by Peter Pan, in literature and film.

      Combining a literary reference with a tough pun may not have been the best idea…but I hope this clears things up!


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