Piece of Cake Crosswords!


There’s nothing like a well constructed crossword puzzle to start your day off right — preferably with a nice cup of coffee to go with it. I’m a longtime devotee of the daily New York Times puzzle. And one constructor whose byline I’m always excited to see is the super clever and talented Patrick Blindauer.

So imagine my delight when he started a Kickstarter campaign to create a new weekly puzzle series, Piece of Cake! The series will feature easy, original, entertaining puzzles free of obscure, “only seen in xwords” crosswordese, and full of fun themes and high quality fill. So, no “emirs,” “SSGTS,” or “casin.” (The clue for that last one: [ ____ cat.] Yeah.) Of course, I had to back this project.

To check out a free sample puzzle and learn more, check out the Kickstarter page here — and kick in!!! Only 3 days left.