Puzzle #53 & #54: “Switchbacks”
Difficulty: Flat-out evil
Good afternoon, puzzlers–
I’m alive. I’m well. And I’m effin’ BACK. Between tests, lab reports, funerals, sickness, work…it’s been a doozy. And, of course, it didn’t help that the puzzles I had been trying to construct took FOREVER.
Yes, this pair of puzzles here took me weeks. There were so many different times that I thought about giving up/posting something else instead, but I didn’t want to break any promises, and felt this was possible, despite how difficult it was proving to pull off cleanly. Also, there’s a slight possibility it’s been done before, in some other way, shape, or form…here’s hoping that I’m original, and I apologize otherwise. IMPORTANT: PDF SOLVING IS HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. It will be a severe pain in the ass if you try doing one of these by themselves in .puz format.
Anyway, without further ado, I’ll stop giving stuff away and let you solve. Thank you, THANK YOU for bearing with me through everything. I hope this is worth it (though I know it’ll vex some). Be back on Monday!
The Grid Kid