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January Solve Locally puzzle 


The print version of the puzzle features standard-difficulty clues; expert solvers and masochists can find the hard clues here: Hard Clues PDF or Hard Clues Across Lite puzzle.


We welcome questions and feedback. Write to series editor Marc Maximov at crossword@indyweek.com.


This month’s puzzle is the second by Raleigh attorney Michael Byrne. We ran his first-ever published puzzle in September, which, like this one, had a well-conceived local angle. Another feature of this puzzle is that it’s a pangram, meaning it uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. Since it’s harder to work J’s, Q’s, X’s, Z’s and such into a grid, this is an additional challenge for the constructor, and a fun detail for sharp-eyed solvers to notice. Byrne has planted rare letters here in such plenty, he’s a few letters shy of a double pangram. He’s the kind of guy you should think twice about challenging to a game of Scrabble.

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Ah--thanks for the correction! Glad to learn of glass lizards.

by Marc Maximov on February Solve Locally puzzle (Solve Locally Puzzle)

Sorry, but you are mistaken about snakes being unique. Look up glass lizards (and they aren't the only ones--but they …

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