Dead tree solving - eco edition! 
Best of both worlds - paper and pencil/pen solving, but rather than curled up with the newspaper, you're curled up with your tablet/iPad/Android! Write, even draw, in the grid, directly on the screen. 

Perfect for rebus puzzles, like this one from a recent Thursday NYTimes puzzle. Use a stylus, for the feel of really writing, or just use your fingertip - it is remarkably easy and is your real writing... I filled this one out using my finger - the stylus is just there for show. (The rebus was MAN - as in TAXMAN at 54D...) If you would like to try it out, click on "About Me" on this page and send me an email.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How puzzles spark conversation

Here is the Comments tab from my favorite "Queen of Mondays" latest Tuesday puzzle...
I tagged as I solved it, and then commented during the Instant Replay after I was done.

It really was one of the funnest puzzles I've done in ages - so many answers evoked nice memories or brought a chuckle (or downright ROTFLMAO!)..  Ralph solved too, so you can see his thoughts as well.  This takes a solitary solve and makes it a catalyst for some fun conversation! 
**SPOILER ALERT - if you haven't done the puzzle, go to and solve it first!**


Overall comment
Bubbly and bright puzzle. Great words scattered all over, many evoking fun memories. Loved it in spite of all those sports clues!!!!!!!! Even a sports natick at