I love crossword puzzles. Am completely addicted. About six years ago, after proposing to my now wife with a personalized crossword puzzle (which I had professionally made), I decided to learn how to construct puzzles myself. So I picked up a copy of Crossword Constructing for Dummies and got to work. Back in 2003, I had just launched Louder Than Words, so I had plenty of time on my hands to construct puzzles. I know this will sound incredibly dorky, but I find it therapeutic. There is something quite Zen about filling in a blank 15x15 grid with themes and answers and then cluing them.
These days, I hardly have time to do puzzles let alone build them. But this morning, for whatever reason (probably the fact that I’m digesting a mountain of food), I couldn’t sleep. So since 4:30 AM, I’ve been sitting on the couch at my in-laws house, building a crossword puzzle for this blog.
No introductions for the puzzle are needed. If you do crosswords, you’ll hopefully find this enjoyable. If you don’t do crosswords … well this probably isn’t the time to start ;-) Just click on this link for a PDF of the puzzle.