Best Puzzles of 2013

Here are the 27 highest rated puzzles of 2013, as rated by visitors to this blog. Puzzles must have received a minimum of 10 individual ratings to be considered. Puzzles that received 15 or more ratings have had the highest and lowest ratings removed from their total.

Links are to the commentary on this site and the unsolved puzzle when available.

Venue/
Rank
Constructor/
Title
Puzzle/
Commentary
Overall rating
(#ratings)

T1.
Matt Gaffney
Knight Moves
    5.00 (21)

T1.
Pete Muller
Veiled Invitation
    5.00 (15)

T1.
Matt Gaffney
First-Quarter Action
    5.00 (14)

T1.
Patrick Berry
One Good Turn Deserves Another
5.00 (14)
BEQ
T1.
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Cut Down
    5.00 (14)

6.
Matt Gaffney
December 21st, xx13
    4.96 (24)

7.
Sam Donaldson
Two for One
4.95 (22)

8.
Pete Muller
Religious Inscription
    4.91 (11)

9.
Peter Gordon
Play 36 Rounds of the Game
4.89 (18)

10.
Matt Gaffney
Livin’ Large
    4.88 (34)

T11.
Patrick Blindauer 4.86 (84)
BEQ
T11.
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Check Your Crossings
    4.86 (14)

13.
Patrick Berry
Two-by-Fours
4.85 (47)

14.
Jeff Chen
A Cut Above the Rest
4.83 (65)
BEQ
15.
Tom Pepper
Executive Decisions
    4.82 (28)
Blindauer
T16.
Patrick Blindauer
Fantastic Four Play
    4.80 (15)
T16. Merl Reagle
Seeing Double
    4.80 (15)

T16.
Dave Sullivan
Logical Conclusions
4.80 (10)
Blindauer
T16.
Patrick Blindauer
Over the Hill
    4.80 (10)

20.
Victor Barocas
A Current Affair
    4.79 (19)

21.
Frank Longo
Double or Nothing
4.75 (12)

T22.
Patrick Berry
Two Outs
4.73 (45)

T22.
Matt Gaffney
This Might Upset You
    4.73 (11)
T24. Merl Reagle
The Stepword Fives
    4.71 (17)

T24.
Matt Gaffney
Missing in Action
    4.71 (17)

T24.
Ben Tausig
Next-Level Shit
    4.71 (17)

T24.
Matt Gaffney
Diamond Girl
    4.71 (14)