Are you familiar with Mechapuzzle?  If you’re a fan of meta-crosswords, or “contest crosswords” like the kind you might find at the WSJ or MGWCC, then you might find its analysis useful to help you solve the meta-puzzle.  Up until recently, though, it only accepted .puz files, which (1) ewwww and (2) they had to […]

Cryptic Crossword Butler

Most of you know about the Crossword Butler, and the butler is great, but he has only been serving up American-style crosswords. What can you do if you’re hankering for some cryptic-style snacks? Well, good news, because our butler made a friend. Introducing Cryptic Crossword Butler, serving up cryptics both American and British, despite his […]

Miscellaneous Updates

It’s been a while since we’ve had any updates about crossword tools here at Crossword Nexus, but that doesn’t mean nothing has been going on.  While we don’t have any big announcements quite yet, there have been many improvements to our offerings: The Crossword Nexus Solver now has the “Notepad” available from the “File” dropdown, […]

Puzzle #21: Grow Up

PUZZLE LINKS: JPZ Download | Online Solver More grid art today. Did you know Super Mario Bros. sprites are 16×16, which makes them the perfect size for this kind of thing? Enjoy the solve, and as always, if you plan to solve on Twitch, let us know about it!