Saturday, 23 June 2007

Cross-stitch 002

This second Cross-stitch is Step by step. Again, it is a traditional Double Crostic puzzle in which you are asked to find a quotation, the author's name, and the title of the work from which the quotation was sourced.

As an added intrigue, navigate through the puzzle. It's easy: the footwork is mapped by arrows showing the way. Proceed carefully and you will reveal an embedded message.




This Cross-stitch rated: EXACTING

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To print this puzzle:
1. Click on the image to view the html document.
2. Right-click on the html page and choose SAVE PICTURE AS..
3. Save the document to your desktop as a PNG image or bitmap image.
4. Ensure the document fits to one A4 page before printing.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Odds and Ends 001

PICTURE PUZZLE

A first for the Gridless team: a Picture Puzzle, a la Cole!



Here's the frazzled Puzzle Editor. But where is his boss, the elusive puzzle mogul?

Friday, 1 June 2007

The Backbone 003

WORK AT IT
The offices of our puzzle empire are in chaos and we need your help to restore order. More than that, we need you to determine the root cause of the problems. Now, get to work!

YOU CAN LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK BY EMAILING US: gridlesscrosswords@gmail.com


To print this puzzle:
1. Click on the image to view the puzzle as an .html page
2. Right click on the page and select "..Save As"
3. Temporarily save the puzzle as a .bmp or file to your desktop.
4. Ensure the puzzle fits to one A4 page before printing.

Gridless 005

HOKEY COKEY

Someone (perhaps prone to wild imaginings) once likened our Gridless puzzles to a complex song and dance.

“[They] are like asking someone to perform a dance to music they are hearing for the first time. The clues are the unfamiliar notes; their answers, the dance steps. Uncertain foot-tapping leads gradually to ever more confident sashays until finally the Gridless solver, despite his initial confusion, finds not just his foot but his entire body in a whirl of beautiful word music!”

Perhaps then the answerline is a mighty crash of cymbals at song’s conclusion? It reads down and as usual provides a neat finish to the puzzle.

Time to dance. Or foot tap, at least. Start by putting your answers in...

1. I think Salsa go-between prepares to stamp. (4)
2. Ground from a grand ball. (5)
3. The warning is a ballroom ceiling visible in the block. (3,4)
4. Check square dance barn, is finally enthusiastic. (4)
5. Characters are shimmying around a big stage. (3)
6. "....can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its (dancing?) shoes." (Mark Twain) (1,3)
7. Square and Tap, perhaps, or back to back Swing starts. (5)
8. Makes known the artful Members of Parliament and I dance. (7)
9. More vulgar Eightsome Reel started after six left! (5)
10. Forms a successful group with extreme lambadaists after long dance finales. (4)
11. Rumbas so oddly around, drives into another! (4)
12. Jostles the Mexican Hat decorations. (6)
13. Lets out weary sounds, nags, or jigs. (6)
14. I leave unpartnered and unsullied. (8)
15. Fits easily with a production stage of vending machines? (5,2)

This GRIDLESS rated: HARD

© Gridless 2007

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