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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Stock

Top Five

Hi everyone,

Feeling a bit puzzled out this week and didn't get around to finishing an 11x for today. (I'm working on some really exciting stuff to share soon, so I promise I'll make it up to you.) Instead, I'm going to use this space to signal boost some of the great puzzles I've printed and solved on paper recently. If you're looking to branch out in your solving, these are my top recs of where to start, in no particular order.

Live look at me printing puzzles every week

- Paolo Pasco's Atlantic puzzle from last week is a blast — the theme is laugh-out-loud funny, and the grid is full of personality and other humor. Play it here.

- I don't remember solving puzzles by sister duo Lita and Tass Williams before, but I'll definitely be looking out for their byline(s) after their Spyscape puzzle from last Friday. So much great fill in this grid, and 66-Across is one of the best books I've read this year. Play their puzzle here.

- Wyna Liu really only makes amazing puzzles, and Friday's lightly challenging New Yorker is no exception. Play it here. She also just started as an associate puzzle editor at the New York Times, so that's great news for everyone.

- Happy Little Puzzles bestie Brooke Husic just started her own blog yesterday which you should absolutely check out, but I want to spotlight her 11x guest spot on Amanda Rafkin's Brain Candy blog from Saturday, which is as challenging as it is brilliant. Play it here.

- Aptly (you'll see why), last on the list is Brian Thomas' themeless from 9/18, whose seed entry made me smile a lot. Play it here.

Also, a huge thanks to everyone who submitted answers to the meta contest this past week! Winners will be emailed later today.

Happy solving,



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