Beekeeper Crosswords

Themed Puzzles from Beekeeper Labs

Puzzle #118: “Adam and Eve”

Posted by on October 15th, 2009


As I’ve noted before, the really difficult part of creating a good puzzle is coming up with a decent theme. Cluing requires time and a twisted mind. Building and filling the grid requires good software and persistence. A good theme requires remembering what you’ve done in the previous puzzle and what others have done in various syndicated publications in hopes of not repeating an old stand-by; coming up with something which is clever, enjoyable, and can be fit into the rather rigid constrains of a standard grid style; and making sure that it doesn’t result in a puzzle that is too hard or too easy for the target audience. In this case, you can thank -M- for listening to my original theme idea, pointing out that it was pretty lame, and suggesting a workable alternative. (Better yet, all this happened before I built the grid, so that I didn’t have to rip it all out and start anew.)

Title: Adam and Eve
Difficulty: Thursday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)