If you're a fan of fun, you've come to the right place. Please enjoy these free puzzles, sure to test your mental mettle.
For a bonus puzzle, check out the bottom of my Home page.
Free Monthly Puzzle for December
#41: "Turning 100" – Click here for the PDF of my latest creation, a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. Here is the .puz file. If it doesn't load the first time, try refreshing your browser or saving the file first then opening it. Enjoy! (solution) Oh, and let me know via email if you miss the applet and I'll add it again.
If you enjoy the puzzle, consider signing up for my next Puzzlefest for more xword fun. Previous Puzzlefests are available via the buttons on the right.
Previous puzzles can be found in the Archives on the lower-right side of this page.
I wrote a quartet of puzzles which appeared as part of the AVClub Crosswords in the PuzzleSocial app on Facebook. They can be combined somehow to give a 17-letter phrase, which can be emailed to me at email@example.com for confirmation, if you like. Good luck! (The answer will be posted at the start of 2013.)
"Summit Meeting" PDF and puz (solution)
"Seasons Greetings" PDF and puz (solution)
"Great Service" PDF and puz (solution)
"Boys Will Be Boys" PDF and puz (solution)
Meta-solution (select text to view): Each puzzle's theme refers to a musical group with Four in its name: the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, the Four Aces, and the Four Lads. Taking the answer to 4-Across from all 4 puzzles gives THUMB, ORE, THUMB, AIRIER or "The more the merrier."
Holiday Puzzlefest Teaser
If you want to try the Puzzlefest itself, head on over to the Shop page. The contest may be over, but the puzzles live on.
CrosSynergy is a peer-edited crossword puzzle syndicate that I've been a member of since February of 2007. There are around 15 puzzle makers producing top-notch puzzles for every day of the year, and you can check out some of our work online here. Our clients include the Washington Post, pogo.com (at the Crossword Cove)., and at PuzzleSocial on Facebook.