Need another day or two

Family emergency came up, so I’ll leave it at that. Everything’s okay. But I didn’t have the time yesterday to finish up the puzzles I promised. Sorry for the 359409309th time. Why did I procrastinate until the Sunday before AGAIN? Ha, gotcha–I didn’t. These puzzles may just be the most difficult ones I’ve ever made…difficult to construct, that is. Bear with me, and I promise I’ll have them live ASAP!

Sincerely,

The Last-Minute Kid

Puzzle #52: Ruff Stuff

Puzzle #52: “Ruff Stuff”

Difficulty: Easy theme, tougher clues

Downloads:     PUZ      PDF     Last Week’s Solution

 

Happy Monday, puzzlers–

Today’s publication marks a year of Grid Kid puzzles! Technically, it’s been a bit longer, but I skipped a calendar week or two awhile back to focus on my studies.

I guess I just want to take some time here to thank every last one of you for supporting me throughout this entire process: whether you’re one of my friends from school that clicked a Facebook post out of curiosity, or a crossword veteran that has gone out of their way to provide me constructive feedback…it all means the world. And it motivates me. Regardless of the occasional frequent time crunches I’ve put myself through, my smile has never faded, and my passion simply continues to grow. I’d like to think that my skills have developed quite a bit too; at the very least, I feel both more ambitious and capable of creating unique, high-quality work.

Overall, crossword puzzles aside, you viewers have shown this budding adult what it means to follow a dream. To see success as a direct result of determination and desire. That challenges are inevitable. And that mistakes are actually okay (!). So thank you all for accompanying me on this journey, and I’m excited to see where all this will be another year from now.

Sincerely,

The Grid Kid

 

Puzzle #51: Freestyle 18

Puzzle #51: “Freestyle 18”

Difficulty: Medium

Downloads:     PUZ      PDF     Last Week’s Solution

 

Happy THURSDAY, everybody–

Whew! Never thought that the second full week of college could be so…..busy. I missed a match of LearnedLeague, for crying loud, because I was going, going, going…ughhhhhh. So I finally found a bit of time this morning to finish the clues, and I now present you with the final product. It’s starting to become a broken record by now, but forgive the delay! Ain’t easy to balance puzzling with 19 credits of classes and schoolwork, 20-hour-a-week job stuff, extracurriculars, and a weekend social life–but I wouldn’t do it any differently, because it’s something I truly love 🙂 Thank you, each one of you, for bearing with me…I promise I’m trying my best! Enjoy the puzzle, and mark my words, there will be a new Puzzle #52 on Monday, especially since it denotes a year of output.

Sincerely,

The Grid Kid