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Mmmm...Yummmm

Happy American Thanksgiving everyone! A time not only for delicious food, but for giving thanks for all that we have. Despite the craziness of the last two years, I am thankful that it allowed me to meet all of my amazing Twitch friends in the trivia and crossword communities. To celebrate, I made another cryptic! Thanks to Skald and Liari for the test solves. Hints can be found in the Reveal menu. Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream. Also, be sure to return leave a comment as per closing instructions... Fullscreen

Trick or Treat!

A second variety puzzle! I know, I'm shocked too. But, it's Halloween and shenanigans are called for. This is also my first attempt at a barred grid. It was a lot of work. I genuinely admire those who do this regularly. A very special thanks to juff for not only test solving, but guiding me with gridding and cluing. I could not have done this without them. If you haven't already, go check out their cryptics! There are hints under the Reveal menu. As always, leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream :) Enjoy! Fullscreen

Changing Colors

I had a lot of fun with this puzzle. My first solo "variety"-light. No shenanigans with clues but a hidden message that you must discover! Hope you enjoy :) Thanks to Skald and Liari for the test solves. You can find hints under the Reveal menu. Leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream :) Fullscreen

Lean on Me

This is dropping super late because work and life gets in the way. Plus, I collabed on a variety! Check it out if you haven't already: The Hunt! This puzzle is in honor of International Friendship Day, typically celebrated in July. Since the pandemic, I have made so many amazing friends on Twitch in the crossword and trivia communities - you know who you are! This puzzle is in dedication to all of you :) Thank you to Liari , Mentalplayground and juff for the test solves! Leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream. Fullscreen

The Hunt!

My first variety! This was quite the project. I learned so much about cryptics and varieties from two wonderful setters and collaborators - juff and Skald . They are both far more experienced and skilled cryptic writers who tend to specialize in some shennanigans. I encourage you to check out their blogs. Just click their names. Thanks to VraieAmy and Steve Mossberg for the test solves. The first version is meant for those part of our Twitch streaming community, as there are some inside jokes. The second removes these inside jokes. Happy solving! As always, comment if you solve and let us know if you stream. Twitch Community Version: Other Version:

True Independence Day

Welcome back! I decided to venture into a full (15x15) cryptic for this one, and given the theme it certainly deserved it. I learned so much about Juneteenth as well as African American history and culture in the US. This is another themed puzzle, but, you do not need to know anything about the theme to solve. Thanks to Liari and Steve Mossberg for the test solves! Thank you to all who have encouraged me to keep at this and to all who gave me such great constructive feedback! Enjoy! Leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream :) Fullscreen

April Showers...

My first cryptic! It's a midi (9x9) themed puzzle. After just this half puzzle, I learned to truly admire those setters who publish puzzles weekly or every other week (liari, MP, Steve Mossberg, just to name a few). I highly recommend checking them out. There are links on the sidebar to each of their blogs. Thank you to Liari for the test solve.  Enjoy the solve! Leave a comment if you solve and let me know if you stream :) Fullscreen