Cryptic-tock, cryptic-tock… ‘Tis Cryptic Crossword Puzzle Time once more. Our pal Patrick J. Berry (aka “cranberry) has, for the twenty seventh time on Puzzleria!, created a batch of “Cryptic Crossword Kryptonite” that may carry even SuperSolvers to their knees… praying for solutions!
We add P! very early each Friday morning, simply after Midnight Pacific Daylight Time… (occasions could differ on Krypton and different faux planets; verify your native listings).
A cryptic crossword is a crossword puzzle wherein every clue, in itself, is a phrase puzzle! Thus, as a result of Patrick’s newest puzzle has 13 Throughout and 13 Down clues that you need to clear up (plus another for filling within the puzzle grid itself) that provides as much as 27 puzzles in a single! (fairly becoming for Mr. Berry’s twenty seventh puzzle).
However… there’s extra! Our menus this week additionally embrace:
* a Schpuzzle of the Week linking Salt licks, sidearms, slaps, sedans, and so forth.
* a puzzle-slice that ponders “portray the corners you paint your self into,”
* a slice-of-dessert, not about “port & starboard,” however about “airports & blackboards,” and
* 20 (sure, depend ’em, 20!) riff-offs of this week’s NPR puzzle, titled “Betcha a brisket you gained’t threat it!”
If my abacus is not busted, that provides as much as 50 puzzles we’re providing this week!