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New puzzle featuring the wonderful Howard Barkin! This collab started like so many of mine, with me pitching an extremely dumb idea to someone I thought might be receptive to it. To my delight, Howard accepted, and together we made this larger-than-usual puzzle. As you might have suspected, Howard is great to work with! Hopefully we get to do it again some time.
Test-solver Kate, whose feedback is always appreciated, said she had fun solving it! That’s good! But we also had this exchange
… which is less good. This puzzle’s theme may not land for you and that’s fine! We hope you like it anyway.
This is our last puzzle of the year! We’ll be taking a brief hiatus for the holidays. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got lots of fun things planned for 2023, so check back with us then.
Comments on “Puzzle #71: Just Another Vowel Progression Puzzle (with Howard Barkin!)”
Hi! Fun solve, I did it on my stream, of which Howard is a frequent visitor. My chatters let me know that 45A was, upon its initial release, not a FPS. And that while it was announced in ’99, it actually came out in 2001.
We had a great time with it, I look forward to more.
Have a happy holiday hiatus! And thanks again for a great puzzle.
Yo thanks for solving! Sorry I missed it.
Yay! Sorry I missed it too – glad you enjoyed it!