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  • Writer's pictureElise Corbin

How did it end up like this???

Updated: May 3, 2023

Image source, obviously not even tangentially related to the theme

I honestly don't know how I managed to produce a puzzle this week, but here it is!! I don't often say this, but I'm proud of the fill on this one. There are some ehhh spots (looking at you, bottom center downs) but I covered the bases in terms of cultural references, from 2023 to *checks notes* 1777? Ok, maybe that one isn't so great...

Anyway, if you want a challenge today, this puzzle might be a fun diagramless solve! A diagramless version is included in the PDFs below.


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Answer key:

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(posting a link instead of embedding so as not to spoil the grid for diagramless solvers)

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Pavel Curtis
Pavel Curtis
Apr 30, 2023

How is it that I didn't properly take your invitation to do this diagramless as a *warning*?! Suffice to say that there were some ... moments during my solve. Thanks for the fun!

Elise Corbin
Elise Corbin
May 04, 2023
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Haha it was definitely a warning! Sounds like you were up to the challenge, though. Glad you enjoyed it!

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