Beekeeper Crosswords

Themed Puzzles from Beekeeper Labs

Puzzle #12: “It’s Only a Game”

Posted by on September 25th, 2007

“It’s only a game”, “It’s only a game”, I’m muttering under my breath.
“It’s only a game”, “It’s only a game”, like dying is only death….

— Tom Paxton

Puzzle #12This one goes out to all the gaming geeks. September 25 marked the release of the most anticipated game of the year, and Beekeper Labs is busy battening down the hatches and adjourning to the gaming consoles. However, since we can’t think about anything else, our obsession sorta took over this week’s crossword puzzle. Of course, it’s still workable by anybody, and runs about Wednesday level on the NYT difficulty scale. On the other hand, non-gamers may not know what’s up with the theme. If it seems confusing to you, look around for a fellow who doesn’t seem to have slept since Monday — he’ll be able to tell you what the references are all about.

We recommend that you download it in Across Lite format, but it is also available as a printable PNG image. As always, I appreciate comments. Should I do more specialized themes like this, or stick with “general purpose” puzzles? If you don’t want to leave a public comment, you can always e-mail me at