You probably thought this blog was dead. So, have a crossword! This is my first crossword that completely follows the typical American layout conventions.
As usual, it's late at night and there could be a typo. Please send me bug reports. EDIT: Due to popular demand, I have devised a way to render this crossword onto a single page.
Since I should be doing homework, here's a crossword puzzle: Frontiers.
As usual, I haven't done extensive proofreading: that's what my loyal readers are for. If you find anything that is or might be wrong, please tell me.
Here is the other crossword puzzle produced by my camping trip, Flowing.
I realized today that a few words in this puzzle which seemed real out in the wilderness turned out to be somewhat imaginary. With the help of modern technology, I managed to replace those words without disrupting everything else too badly.
Here is another crossword puzzle, Urbanism.
I am aware that this puzzle does not quite follow the conventions which I have been striving for: it contains a slight asymmetry and a single two-letter word. I don't think it's much of a problem. I would like to experiment with some "non-traditional" shapes, which will probably be even less symmetrical.
Unlike my previous puzzles, this puzzle grid was constructed without any electronic aids. I like the result better because the words feel more personal. But, I was more deliberate about using the black space to keep different parts of the puzzle fairly separate. I don't know if I could make a puzzle with Harry Truman's level of openness without some computerized help.
Another puzzle will be out soon. I made two grids on my recent trip into the wilderness, but I haven't written any clues for the second one.
After watching Wordplay, I was inspired to try making a crossword puzzle again. Here it is. Edit: I fixed a typo in 44-Across. Also, the puzzle has been re-typeset in a slightly better fashion. (This came about as the result of automating the entire typesetting process. Maybe I should write about how that works.)