We’ll start with a diagramless, in the New York Times, by Paula Gamache, blogged (with spoilers as usual) by Deb Amlen.
The Wall Street Journal puzzle is a Patrick Berry box creation called Chatter Boxes. Hints are posted elsewhere on the blog, and so is the solution.
If you’re needing more structure in your puzzling life, solve the regular weekly cryptics:
- Hex in the National Post (Officers Make No Progress, says Falcon)
- Stickler (no. 83)
- Syndicated in the Globe and Mail