Hey! Did you see Brendan Quigley’s blog post today? Occasionally he posts a crossword from a guest contributor on Fridays. Today, there’s a funky puzzle by Alex Boisvert called “Through the Looking Glass.” Some of the thematic stuff may be unknown to you if (like me) you don’t pay much attention to video games and cult movies, but I managed to piece everything together eventually. It took me as long as a fairly tough Saturday NYT (7:30), so it’s not an easy crossword by any stretch of the imagination.
But it’s cool. It’s got a gimmick that can be represented ably in .jpz and print, but that exceeds the limits of Across Lite. (That’s not a spoiler—the second you open the puzzle, it’s obvious that it does something out of the ordinary.)
If you don’t have the Crossword Solver/Puzzle Solver application and want to solve Alex’s puzzle via keyboard, Brendan’s got a small link to the software download page right below the puzzle download link at the top of his post.
Oh! And Brendan will begin posting his regular Themeless Monday and themed Thursday crosswords in .jpz format, along with the other formats he already uses.