Beekeeper Crosswords

Themed Puzzles from Beekeeper Labs

Puzzle #120: “Vegas Odds”

Posted by on November 5th, 2009


You may notice that this puzzle is harder than many we’ve published lately. (My primary tester threatened me with death 4 times, which has to be counted as a success.) Part of that is simply inspiration during the clue-writing process — once you’ve found a brilliantly sadistic clue it’s hard to pass it up — but part of it is because the grid itself was a particularly ambitious construction process. You see, in addition to the obvious themes — four long answers and one explanatory item — there are also three extra hidden items related to this week’s theme. It’s not necessary to go looking for them to enjoy the puzzle, but feel free to enjoy the extra scavenger hunt if you want a bit of extra challenge.

Title: Vegas Odds
Difficulty: Friday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)