Beekeeper Crosswords

Themed Puzzles from Beekeeper Labs

Archive for March, 2010

Announcement: Suspending weekly updates

Posted by on 30th March 2010

I’m sorry to have to announce it, but after the next puzzle (#140), Beekeeper Crosswords will be going on hiatus.  We’ve had a marvelous time, but after more than 2 1/2 years, we’re finding that other endeavors have to take priority.  (When we started, Beekeeper Labs was a start-up in search of a product.  Now we’re supporting 5 apps and working on new ones, and the support time is starting to cut into our crossword time.  Since we aren’t willing to give up supporting our software, something else has to slip.)

We aren’t going away entirely.  You’ll still have a stock of 140 old puzzles to revisit, and we hope to post new ones on occasion.  We just won’t stick to a fixed schedule any longer.  If you want to be automatically notified of new postings, we recommend that you look at our RSS feed.  It’ll keep you up to date without you having to do any extra work.

You’ve been a great audience.  Good night; thanks for coming; and don’t forget to tip your waitress.

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Puzzle #139: “Risky Business”

Posted by on 24th March 2010


Title: Risky Business
Difficulty: Thursday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)

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Puzzle #138: “The Wrath of….”

Posted by on 18th March 2010


What’s that you say? Saint Patrick’s Day? Green Beer? Erin’s gold bra? Sorry, boyo, this ain’t no parade — it’s a crossword. We considered giving you your annual dose of hearts, stars, moons, clovers, horseshoes, klein bottles, and whatever else that danged leprechaun is lacing our cereal with these days, but we decided that by the time this puzzle came out you’d have already had your fill and would be nursing the hangover. Thus, this puzzle is almost entirely Irish-free, though we did let a few Scotsmen wander through to provide some local color.

Title: The Wrath of….
Difficulty: Wednesday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)

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Puzzle #137: “Medicine Show”

Posted by on 11th March 2010


Let it never be said that we here at Beekeeper Labs never take you anywhere. Last week we went to the disco. This week, it’s off to see our friendly snake oil salesman at the traveling medicine show. It’s guaranteed to cure what ails you, or you’ll get back double what we charged for the puzzle. (Warranty void in some states. Always read the fine print even when it doesn’t say anything useful. Fnord.)

Title: Medicine Show
Difficulty: Thursday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)

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Puzzle #136: “Dance Fever”

Posted by on 4th March 2010


As promised last week, we have fixed all problems (technical and otherwise) which were preventing us from supplying you with a tasty weekly crossword. We’ve been scheming all week to try to come up with a splendiferous theme to justify the wait. What we came up with, however, is mostly just….odd. However, it does contain your RDA of bad puns, obscure references, geography lessons, FLAs (we don’t like three letter abbrevs much, but we can groove on four), and such like.

Title: Dance Fever
Difficulty: Thursday
Download: Across Lite or printable PNG (w/ solution)

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