Congratulations to Bangle, who finished second in the Morris Open skating competition yesterday: second in her preliminary flight even though she went the wrong direction after a spin and had to adjust on the fly, and then second in the championship round. Kid sports are a good place to learn resiliency.
The week’s puzzles include a diagramless from Ed Stein and Paula Gamache (fun--a double byline) in the New York Times (behind the paywall, comments [and spoilers] from Deb Amlen).
It’s a weekend for long words in puzzle grids. Hex’s block cryptic in the National Post is a picture frame of 15s, and the rest of the grid is nicely interlocked. Falcon was impressed.
|See the reflection of the skate way down there?|
From large to small. Nathan Curtis’s weekly puzzle is a Mini Rows Garden. Go over and read the whole post for more news about what Nathan is up to.
Master Rows Gardner Andrew Ries has announced a weekly straight crossword to go with his Rows Garden series.
And the regular weekly Brit-style cryptic from Fraser Simpson can be found at the Globe and Mail in Java and print formats.