Reporting this week from sunny Florida, so not much of a write-up this week. Might choose to run a standard crossword next week in lieu of a Rows Garden, so keep your eyes peeled. Let’s hope my sunburn won’t be too bad after this week is over…but I’ll take it over the subzero temps back home. Anyhoo, enjoy!
Not much to say this week. The high temperature for the rest of the week up here looks to be six degrees. Six little degrees…it’s like those degrees are lonely and could use some more degrees for mere company. I say this because next week I’ll be in Florida basking in 60/70 degree temps. Can’t wait!
Enjoy this week’s offering. As always, I love hearing from you guys in the comments section. Heck, for a small donation, I’d oblige anyone with any popular words or phrases that could get worked in a future Rows Garden. A tip: keep it to 18 letters maximum, and have it be familiar to most people. Though Grandma’s hotdish might be certainly famous in our family, it doesn’t quite resonate with a majority of solvers. So, if you’re craving to see SUNDAYBEST or BADGERTHEWITNESS or THESOCIALNETWORK in a future RG, hit me up!
Patrick Berry has posted another Rows Garden at his website, A-Frame Games. You may find the A Row clue interesting, or at least a tad familiar, if you’ve been keeping up with the puzzles on this site (specifically #8). I for one am more than a little tickled that I “beat” Patrick to the punch on that one (yeah, I’m going to ignore the fact that Patrick *invented* the format to begin with!). Be sure to check it out — great fun as always.
Secondly, the powers that be have formally announced this year’s program for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. It’s in the middle of March this year, a little later that it has been in the past. It’ll be my third trip, and I definitely encourage crossword fans of all levels to attend. It’s a fun experience and you get to meet a lot of people that share a passion for puzzling. Plus it’s in New York City! Ah, if only that town wasn’t so darn expensive, I’d just as soon stay a week during tournament time. I hope to see you there, and be sure to introduce yourself!
Hope you enjoy this week’s offering. Feel free to comment — your initial comment will have to be approved by me (still sifting through oodles of spam comments) but after that you’ll be good to go. Go ahead and join the Aries Puzzles fan page on Facebook too.