Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 50! Chris Words celebrates its golden anniversary, and it’s exciting that the blog has now gone through 10 full cycles of puzzles.
October 21st, 2015 is a great day for a bunch of people, mostly me, since I turn 23 this week. And, it’s also the anniversary of something that’s bigger than all of us. It’s THAT day, people. The day we’ve been waiting for now for YEARS. And since this puzzle’s number ends with a 0 or 5, it’s time for a meta.
For this tenth meta of the blog, I’m looking for an appropriate eight-letter word that relates to this tribute puzzle. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow(at)gmail.com with your answer. I’ll accept answers all the way to noon ET on Saturday.
In puzzle news:
1- The Buzzfeed crossword just finished its first week of puzzles. A great slate of puzzles, that certainly seem to be a little less aggressive than the opening puzzle Caleb gave us (not that there was anything wrong with that!). Constructors for Week 1 included Neville Fogarty, Andrew Ries, and Jeffrey Harris, and I look forward to see what other puzzle stalwarts will make their listicle debut this next week.
2- A new crossword blog is now online, titled New Grids on the Block. Led by Lena Webb, Ben Johnston, Michael Sharp, Erin Milligan-Milburn, and Peter Broda, this new website essentially is the equivalent of Crossword Fiend for those puzzles who are published each week and aren’t in the print media. It’ll be covering the Buzzfeed crossword, all the puzzles published by my colleagues and friends here on the web, and will excitedly be covering Chris Words. This week’s meta won’t go discussed until next Saturday, but I’m looking forward to seeing how they react. Hopefully, well.
Thanks everyone, and enjoy the puzzle. Be sure to email me your answer!