197. The Reject Bin

August 16, 2013

An old, never-used sketch, circa 1995 (click to enlarge at your own risk):


151. Happy Holidays

December 21, 2011

© Patrick Merrell

Will Shortz’s 16th Anniversary at the NYT

November 21, 2009

Late Friday afternoon, I decided to make up this cartoon to put in the N.Y.T. Saturday Wordplay post, but got cold feet thinking some readers might take it the wrong way — what with Will being set up for a bashing by our little, boxy friends. I didn’t want the headache of having to explain. In any event, Will loved it, so I’ve decided to put it up here. Photo courtesy of Joshua Sheldon.

117. Squares: ACPT Finals Cartoon

March 4, 2009


Previous Squares cartoons: CLICK

112. Puzzling Thoughts: Sunday Solving

January 24, 2009

Coming across this old, unpublished cartoon in my files, it struck me that those who solve the print version of the Sunday NY Times might enjoy it.

95. Squares #40

April 27, 2008

94. Squares #39

April 20, 2008


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