This is a day for bonus puzzles. While I’m not much of an All Hallows’ Eve kinda guy that I am, the kinda guy that I am is a guy who loves comedy sorta guy (i.e., April Fool’s over ‘Tober Freaks). This week’s puzzle (solve online (Chrome preferred), download the .puz file, or solve on paper) has a theme that connects to the Abso Lutely comedy universe run by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
So for all you Lutely dopes out there I thought I’d unveil a suite of three extra puzzles from the vaults—only for the biggest of fans of Abso Lutely material. Solve:
A lot of material this week. Let me know what you think.
Update (10/27/2015): Tim Heidecker’s endorsement
Solve online (Chrome preferred), download the .puz file, or solve on paper. This is one from the vaults. It’s a few months old—high in tannins.
(Post title taken from Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country. I saw Right Now, Wrong Then last night and was floored. Hong’s and (cinematographer) Park Hong-yeol’s unique distillation of human relationships coupled with their mastery of the geometry of mise en scène has produced some amazing, understated gems. Watch them whenever and however you can.)
Solve online (Chrome preferred), download the .puz file, or solve on paper. This puzzle comes with a crucial note that you will need for some clues:
Attention!!! This puzzle has been censored by the U.S. Government! They felt that the figure whose name is 74-Across was too dangerous to their prosperity for my solvers to know about, given that they have yet to lock him up or run him out of the country. In fact, they took the liberty—no pun intended—to augment three other ‘dangerous’ figures’ names at 22, 40, and 57-Across into ‘more agreeable’ entries. With my limited abilities I have put circles in the squares whose letters were changed. Figure out which nine letters were originally in those circled squares. They might just be a jumbled message to help you solve 74-Across. Oh, also, the specific organization behind this for some reason did not care to remove their own name from the heart of the grid—a weird choice on their part.
Tree pix are here to stay.
Donkey Puzzle Tree starts now.
Solve the first puzzle online, download the .puz file, or solve on paper…
…Araucarian paper, that is.