ROWS GARDEN 84 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 84 — EASIER
Rows Garden 84 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 84 Easier — Solution
Fun announcement: I have the pleasure this week of guesting at Rex Parker’s blog on Thursday. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at the sort of crossword criticism on display over at Rexland, and with the master visiting the other hemisphere, I relished in the opportunity of stepping in. I chose a Thursday, which is probably the most variable day of the week, difficulty-wise; there have been some more Wednesday-like offerings of late, whereas earlier in the year they seemed to tip more in the direction of Friday-difficulty. So be sure to stop on by, and I hope that some of Rex’s loyal readers will swing on over to AP.com in return!
Enjoy this week. I’m in the process of finalizing next week’s puzzle, and it’s one of my favorite Rows Gardens I’ve made, so…stay tuned!
Andrew J. Ries, July 17th 2012 |
ROWS GARDEN 39 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 39 — EASIER
Rows Garden 39 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 39 Easier — Solution
Eventful week here at Aries Puzzles land…was pleased to talk puzzles over coffee with America’s favorite crossword blogger, Rex Parker, on Wednesday during his Minnesota vacation. Lot of interesting discussion regarding the politically-correctness of crosswords, the evolution of solving in the digital age, and much more. Interestingly, he told me his Wall Street Journal acceptance story, which boiled down to finding out that his puzzle was accepted the day before it ran in the paper. Funny thing is, that’s exactly what happened to me, as my “Proper Channels” puzzle was published in the WSJ last Friday. Go solve it here if you haven’t already.
Enjoy this week’s Rows Garden!
Andrew J. Ries, August 30th 2011 |
ROWS GARDEN 29 — HARDER
ROWS GARDEN 29 — EASIER
Rows Garden 29 Harder — Solution
Rows Garden 29 Easier — Solution
Welcome to all those who may be fairly new to the site, thanks to a grateful plug by Rex Parker over at his blog. According to my analytics reports, I had by far the busiest week traffic-wise to the site, and most of it came via the link that Rex posted on his site. Thanks Rex! And for those who are new to the game, feel free to join the Aries Puzzles Facebook page on the side, and remember to comment on the puzzles after you’re finished. Feedback is always a plus, positive or negative, because it lets me know what the reception is to the puzzles. If you haven’t yet commented on the site, you’ll have to first get it approved by me to make sure it’s kosher, and then you’re good to go. I do encourage everyone to give me some feedback, as I enjoy listening from solvers and I certainly take suggestions!
Andrew J. Ries, June 14th 2011 |