Themeless #2

.PUZ PDF Solution Difficulty: 4/4 Good luck with this one! Spoilers below.  Puzzles with low word count and 90- and 180- rotational symmetry are rare in the NYT. I wanted to give it a try. There are some fun entries, especially crossing the center, but my standards for fill have gotten higher since then. (IRENEE …

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Themeless #1

.PUZ PDF Solution Difficulty: 3/4 This is the final version of my first themeless. Enjoy! (Spoilers follow.) I like how those two spanners, MACHINE LEARNING and PACHELBELSCANON anchor the puzzle, but evoke such different periods. MACHINE LEARNING is increasing at an exponential rate, driving us into a new era. The timeless PACHELBELS CANON, with its …

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