ROWS GARDEN 96 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 96 — EASIER
Rows Garden 96 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 96 Easier — Solution
Not much of a write-up again this week, but I did forget to mention last week that Patrick Berry has a new Rows Garden posted at the Wall Street Journal, so if you’re still jonesing for solid Rows Garden action, hop on over and solve Patrick’s puzzle HERE.
Andrew J. Ries, October 9th 2012 |
ROWS GARDEN 89 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 89 — EASIER
Rows Garden 89 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 89 Easier — Solution
I was alerted to Patrick Berry’s latest variety cryptic, “Teleportland” by loyal solver Norm. Actually, I had heard great things about it from various crossword friends who had raved about it since its debut at the National Puzzler’s League convention in Portland last month. I had it printed out and waiting to be solved (among a sizable backlog of puzzles that I have yet to catch up on), but Norm’s suggestion bumped it up to the top. And it was well worth the wait — phenomenal work as always from Patrick. Head on over to Patrick’s site and get your copy now, especially if you’re a cryptic fan.
Secondly, I’ve wanted to plug my friend Neville Fogarty’s new blog, where he’s posting standard American-style crosswords on Fridays. The themes and clues have a definite modern feel, and Neville’s only getting better with his craft. Head on over to his site HERE.
Enjoy this week. Row A marks at least the second reference to Breaking Bad that I’ve had in a Rows Garden. Yeah, I kinda like the show, and it’s rolling along in its so-far-spectacular final season. If you haven’t yet dabbled, and don’t mind a little basic-cable edge, I highly recommend it.
Andrew J. Ries, August 21st 2012 |
ROWS GARDEN 87 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 87 — EASIER
Rows Garden 87 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 87 Easier — Solution
For those who have missed it, be sure to check out Patrick Berry’s new Rows Garden at the Wall Street Journal. I can’t explain to you my joy when I find out that a new Patrick Berry Rows Garden is available for the solving. I’m an unabashed fan of solving the puzzles, and relish them whenever they’re available. I clocked in at about 23 minutes solving, and I was going pretty quickly (even got one answer without looking at the clue, a first I’m sure for me solving a Rows Garden), but the bottom few rows slowed me up. But as always, great fun. Get the puzzle HERE.
Seed entry was B1 this week, as I came across that wordplay-related nugget whilst reading David Foster Wallace’s unfinished, posthumous novel The Pale King. Have fun!
8/7/2012 7:33 PM CDT UPDATE: There are two blooms whose clues I forgot to change on the Easier version of the grid. In the Medium Blooms, [Host network] should be replaced with [Flat-topped hills], and in the Dark Blooms, [Flat splitter, slangily] should be replaced with [Fingers or Massimino]. The revised Easier version is posted; nothing wrong with the Harder version. I greatly apologize for this error, and thanks to Lee S. to bringing this to the attention of the staff.
Andrew J. Ries, August 7th 2012 |