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General Discussion / Fee for custom crosswords?
« Last post by acpracht on November 07, 2014, 02:43:58 AM »
I'm considering hanging out my shingle to make customized crosswords. I think I have ability, but no resume (in crosswords) to prove it.
What would be a fair price, do you think? I'm thinking I could find a niche for "budget" buyers.
Thanks!
Adam
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Thu., 11/6 Gail Grabowski
« Last post by LARadioRewind on November 06, 2014, 03:00:26 PM »
Yes, the four theme answers added SUR to the beginning of familiar phrases. That was surtainly a pleasant surprise. (If Curly Howard can say "soitenly," I can say "surtainly.")

The clue for HOTSEAT was "Anxious place to be." A person can be anxious but a place can't be anxious. The crossword also inclued MOLTENLAVA, which I had never before seen in a puzzle. It's kind of creepy in light of the slow-moving lava flow that has been making its way toward the town of Pahoa, Hawai'i, since June.
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General Discussion / Re: Quick feedback on a theme?
« Last post by acpracht on November 06, 2014, 12:03:23 PM »
Gave up on that theme entry... Going with:
Aluminum foSSil
GraSSy matter
ClaSSy pigeon
DiSSed suddenly

Attaching my grid fill as a pdf. I have alternate/backup plans for most of the questionable/borderline entries, so if you see one that's particularly egregious, please point it out and I'll let you know my alternate thoughts.
Thanks for your help!

-Adam
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Today's Puzzles / Thu., 11/6 Gail Grabowski
« Last post by magus on November 06, 2014, 09:10:37 AM »
THEME:   a surfeit of SUR's
   
GOOD ONES:     
Hearst Castle?   SURREAL ESTATE [sur + real estate]   
Banner advertising overstocked shelves?   SURPLUS SIGN [sur + plus sign]   
   
BTW:   
No particular goodies, but interesting cluing throughout   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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General Discussion / Re: Stuck on a corner...
« Last post by mmcbs on November 06, 2014, 08:14:02 AM »
Tear it out, and redo that corner, there are several legit possibilities for fill. SALINE and PETE fix it fairly well.
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General Discussion / Re: Quick feedback on a theme?
« Last post by mmcbs on November 06, 2014, 08:06:04 AM »
Don't take my word for it. Go to Google News and put the search phrases ALUMINUM FOIL, ICE FLOE, TREED CAT, and TREED FOX. The results will tell you what's a common phrase and what isn't.
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Today's Puzzles / Wed/. 11/5 Gareth Bain
« Last post by magus on November 05, 2014, 08:57:30 AM »
THEME:   three phrases with a different anagram of OVA
   
GOOD ONES:     
Breakfast serving {& theme}   SCRAMBLED EGGS    
Field goal?   CROP [like a farmer, "out standing in his field"]   
   
BTW:   
POST DOC isn't really a term --- at least in my sphere --- maybe in the ionosphere, somewhere.   
   
   
RATING:    ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   
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Today's Puzzles / Re: Tue, 11/4 C.C.Burnikel
« Last post by LARadioRewind on November 04, 2014, 08:18:50 PM »
The Roman numerals DCM appear in today's crossword. Please, puzzle makers, quit using Roman numerals! We're in the 21st century!

One of the clues today is "Most like it hot." The answer is TUB. I can't speak for anyone else...but I don't want the tub to be hot. I want the water in the tub to be hot!
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General Discussion / Re: Quick feedback on a theme?
« Last post by acpracht on November 04, 2014, 06:30:43 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
Do you think that "Treed Fox" would be a common enough phrase?
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Software / Technical / Re: Best software for one-time constructor
« Last post by egee on November 04, 2014, 09:08:24 AM »
Thanks, all! I really appreciate it. Hoping this turns out well!
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