Quartet for the End of the Tournament (#94)


NCAA Basketball Tournament - East Regional - South Carolina v Florida

Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 94!

Congrats to Dan, joon, and Tyler for a great ACPT! I couldn’t go this year,┬ábut I read and saw a lot of good things about the event. I look forward to solving the puzzles, and I look forward to not posting my times here.

Today’s puzzle is inspired by some recent events here at USC. Sure, the theme is straight forward, but I hope you’ll enjoy the fill and clues. 2-Down is a personal favorite of mine.

Also, most puzzles are still not online yet. I plan to start working on this later today. However, if there is a certain puzzle you’d like access to again, shoot me an email, and I can make that a priority.

Go Gamecocks!



Down Only Temporarily

Hey everyone.

So, Chris Words is going to be temporarily down for a bit. Yes, this is partially due to my busy school work, but the main reason is because all of the links on this site have been deactivated.

On March 15th, Dropbox changed their policy about sharing links on the Public folder, and all links that were made no longer do not work. In order to fix it, you have to copy and paste the new link into the blog, but with now 93 puzzles published online, you can imagine the amount of work to be done.

I’ve greatly loved how easy it is to upload files into Dropbox and then link to here in order to not have to pay WordPress for file storage. I do not have a problem with Dropbox, but I’ll admit this new change is annoying.

Also bonus, I’m mailing my MacBrook Pro to New Mexico today for a repair that needs to be done, and this will further delay the edits needed to make the blog run smoothly.

The blog will be hopefully back to full capacity in a week and a half, and I do plan to have another puzzle on here very soon. Apparently, crosswords are going asea, and I smell a theme.

Good luck to everyone going to Connecticut this weekend! We’ll be back soon!


Themeless Nineteen (#93)



Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 93!

Themeless this week. I hope you think the long stuff really outweighs a couple of the short stuff. I promise you, it’s mostly harmless.

Administrative note: Dropbox has been emailing its user about a change it’s doing involving the Public folder. All of the files used on this website are found in my Public folder for my account, and I’m not totally sure what will happen when the day (I believe the 15th) comes. So, if you notice that every file on my site is down, that will have to be changed.

Also, congrats to friend-of-the-show Sam Ezersky with his recent hiring, as he’ll be working with Will and Joel as they edit the NYT. Congrats and good luck Sam! I’ll get around to writing about your week long meta contest on NGOTB this week!