2018 Mouse Calendar!

January 1, 2018

• Large format PDF: DOWNLOAD

• Small format PDF: DOWNLOAD

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Orts!

October 20, 2016

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Check out Patrick Merrell’s new website, ORTS, a collection of new, never-used, and repurposed material from his 38 years as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, writer, and puzzlemaker.

You’ll find a new post every day Monday through Friday, plus interesting tidbits in the sidebar column, Orts Shorts.


230. A Piece of Cake Crosswords

October 20, 2016

Patrick Blindauer, fellow Patrick and crossword constructor, is offering up a great new Kickstarter project. Watch his video and read all the details HERE. But hurry — there are only a few days left to make it happen!

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229. Mouse Calendar 2016

December 20, 2015

Back by scattered demand — the 20-somethingth annual mouse calendar, this year performing ZEP in the Curse of the Evil Dr. Sumac Who Lives Next Door (follow along with the book!):

FULL-PAGE VERSION, suitable for framing: DOWNLOAD PDF
TWO-PER-PAGE VERSION, suitable for squinting: DOWNLOAD PDF

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228. Of Mice and Menorah

December 12, 2015

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227. PDF Puzzlers

October 19, 2015

PunchlineFrontCoverAHAfrontcoverTo celebrate 35 years of professional puzzlemaking, I’ve put together PDF versions of two books I created in 2005 (for St. Martin’s Press and Random House). Punchline Puzzles contains 50 crosswords with an original cartoon in the center of each grid. AHA! is 125 pages of “clever crossword clue” puzzles. $10 each, both for $18. CLICK HERE for more info and to download samples.


226. Monkey Business

October 17, 2015

ZEP graces the front counter of what’s now my favorite toy store, Monkey Barrel Toys in Oneonta, New York. It’s owned and run by crossword constructor Kristian House.
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