Meta – Chris Words Origin Story: Coordinated Effort (Part 4) #120-d

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Hey everyone, and welcome to the final segment of Week 120!

Today is the fourth and final day of the limited crossword series Chris Words Origin Story, and what has previously been dark I hope will now be illuminated.

Copy and pasted from yesterday’s:

Since my new book was a book of 13×13 puzzles, it only seems fitting to have a meta suite involving puzzles that size. Starting today, and once per day, I will release a 13×13 crossword. The fourth and final puzzle will be published Sunday at noon. All four puzzles will be needed to find the final answer, but I do believe it can be solved without all four, so if you know the answer prior to Sunday, feel free to email me.

For this twenty-fourth meta, I’m looking for a three-word answer. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow@gmail.com with your answer by, let’s say midnight, December 31st.

Puzzle 1: Gridwork
Puzzle 2: Across and Down
Puzzle 3: Plane of Existence
Puzzle 4: Coordinated Effort


Now, you’ve got all the pieces, and I wish you the best luck to try to solve this thing. Feel feel free to collaborate with friends and family during this holiday season, and also feel free to message me with direct help.

Good luck everyone! I can tell you now that someone has already solved this thing. I believe in you!

Happy holidays!

Chris

Meta – Chris Words Origin Story: Plane of Existence (Part 3) #120-c

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 120!

Today is Day 3 of the Chris Words Origin Story arc, and now that we are in the homestretch, I hope things may start to make sense. But if they don’t, don’t worry. Lot of nonsense going on here.

Copy and pasted from yesterday’s:

Since my new book was a book of 13×13 puzzles, it only seems fitting to have a meta suite involving puzzles that size. Starting today, and once per day, I will release a 13×13 crossword. The fourth and final puzzle will be published Sunday at noon. All four puzzles will be needed to find the final answer, but I do believe it can be solved without all four, so if you know the answer prior to Sunday, feel free to email me.

For this twenty-fourth meta, I’m looking for a three-word answer. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow@gmail.com with your answer by, let’s say midnight, December 31st.

Puzzle 1: Gridwork
Puzzle 2: Across and Down
Puzzle 3: Plane of Existence
Puzzle 4: TBA


Good luck with the meta, now that you have 75% of the puzzles this suite has to offer. Will someone crack it today? We shall see. Feel free to tweet at me with your ideas, praises, or frustrations.

Enjoy!

Chris

Meta: Chris Words Origin Story: Across and Down (Part 2) #120-b

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 120!

We are continuing the Chris Words Origin Story meta story line, which since “Watchmen” is popular again, makes sense to have a franchise like this.

Copy and pasted from yesterday’s:

Since my new book was a book of 13×13 puzzles, it only seems fitting to have a meta suite involving puzzles that size. Starting today, and once per day, I will release a 13×13 crossword. The fourth and final puzzle will be published Sunday at noon. All four puzzles will be needed to find the final answer, but I do believe it can be solved without all four, so if you know the answer prior to Sunday, feel free to email me.

For this twenty-fourth meta, I’m looking for a three-word answer. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow@gmail.com with your answer by, let’s say midnight, December 31st.

Puzzle 1: Gridwork
Puzzle 2: Across and Down
Puzzle 3: TBA
Puzzle 4: TBA


Good luck with the new puzzle, and I hope you enjoy the first half of the set! Seeing Star Wars tomorrow, so hopefully that’ll be nice.

Chris

Meta – Chris Words Origin Story: Gridwork (Part 1) #120-a

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 120!

It has been too long, but it’s not like I wasn’t doing anything! Over the course of this year, I’ve been onstage twice at two different crossword tournaments, and I published that book that surely is on your desk right now.

The year has been winding down, and the last meta I published on this blog was in January, so it is time to fix that. And this one is going to be big.

Presenting for you: Chris Words Origin Story

Since my new book was a book of 13×13 puzzles, it only seems fitting to have a meta suite involving puzzles that size. Starting today, and once per day, I will release a 13×13 crossword. The fourth and final puzzle will be published Sunday at noon. All four puzzles will be needed to find the final answer, but I do believe it can be solved without all four, so if you know the answer prior to Sunday, feel free to email me.

For this twenty-fourth meta, I’m looking for a three-word answer. When you think you have it, email me at cking.gow@gmail.com with your answer by, let’s say midnight, December 31st.

Puzzle 1: Gridwork
Puzzle 2: TBA
Puzzle 3: TBA
Puzzle 4: TBA

Also, if you are stuck on anything, I greatly encourage you to work with someone else! I hope to bring people together, and I genuinely hope you like these puzzles.

Good luck, happy solving, and feel free to bug me on Twitter if you get stuck.

Chris

Environmental Actions (#117.3) + Book Today!

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 117.3!

Finally, today is the day the book goes on sale! I hope you’ve pre-ordered your copy of “75 Easy-to-Read Crossword Puzzles: Medium-Level Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain” so that you can solve some puzzles cozied up with hot cocoa and your finest pen.

Today’s puzzle is also from the new book, which now means I have shared with you 4% of the book. But the other 96% is fantastic! Get this book for everyone you’ve ever interacted with regarding Girl Scout Cookies.

I hope to have some new puzzles of various sizes on this site very soon! Thank you everyone. And be sure to leave a good review. Show that Bezos crowd what is up.

Enjoy the puzzle!

Chris

Vowel Heavy (#117.2) + Book Info!

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Amazon Pre-Order Available Now!

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 117.2!

Fun to publish on a Sunday, isn’t it? The future bestselling crossword book “75 Easy-to-Read Crossword Puzzles: Medium-Level Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain” is coming out this Tuesday! I am very proud of the puzzles in this book, and I hope you and everyone in your phone’s contact list will enjoy.

Don’t believe me? Here are some of the reviews that have already come out!

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Needless to say, when the book comes out, please feel free to leave a review, and feel free to describe the ways that crosswords and other activities sharpen your brain. Your countless wasted hours will be thanked!

And in other crossword news, Queer Qrosswords has published their second set of crosswords! Please donate to your favorite charity supporting LGBTQ+ causes, and solve some great puzzles by great people!

New puzzle on Tuesday, the day the book goes out! Have a great weekend!

Best,

Chris

Fruit Cocktail (#117.1) + Book Announcement!

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 117.1!

Been a while, but things have been busy. Turns out, I’ve been working on a book! I am very excited and proud to announce that the book “75 Easy-to-Read Crossword Puzzles: Medium-Level Puzzles to Challenge Your Brain” is being released this next Tuesday!

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I am very excited to bring you 75 13×13 crosswords never before seen, and I certainly hope you enjoy them. If you’ve been with me for the last five years, I know you’ll enjoy the puzzles in this book. It’s the usual brand of nonsense. I can also say that it’s a very great book to give to someone who is just starting out in puzzles. I wrote the puzzles with the goal in mind that puzzles can be ultra fun, and there’s lots of good things in these puzzles.

I plan to have a book giveaway on this site very soon, but for now, I want to hype up the release of the book with a few free samples! I plan to post three puzzles that’ll be in the book: one today, one Sunday at noon, and one on Tuesday.

Today’s puzzle is “Fruit Cocktail”, and I hope it reminds you of the good old days, when we were making puzzles together, exploring Italy, watching gifs, and watching Back to the Future. What a time it was.

Link to the book at the beginning. Enjoy the puzzle! Pre-order your copy today, and for sure give me a good review on Amazon!

Chris