New Word Puzzle: The Gryptic

There’s a new type of puzzle in town: the gryptic crossword!

Imagine a (usually) 6×6 grid with no black cells – sometimes cells are filled in, other times not so much. There are no clues, but you’re given either the beginnings or ends of the various across and down words. Your job is to fill in the grid to form complete words.

For more information about gryptics and where to find them, check out Amy Reynaldo’s post on her blog.

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Who I Am ePeterso2I’m Eric Peterson, and my email address is I’m a software engineer who lives in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’ve enjoyed solving puzzles for years, and a few years ago I began constructing puzzles of my own. If you’re ever in Broward County and would like to get together some time, please send me a note by email and let me know. I love the opportunity to meet with other puzzleheads, especially if it involves lunch. Puzzle Testing I believe that the best way to make a puzzle even better is to ask someone else to solve it. You learn so much about how people think, how people approach your puzzle, pitfalls they may encounter, and outright errors in your construction by having someone else try it before you unleash it upon the world. If you’re a puzzle constructor, I would be honored to test your puzzle for you. Send me email with your puzzle or a link to it, and I’ll try solving it, as long as I have time available to do so. I’m a busy guy, so my time is limited … but I’m always open to a challenge. My Public Profiles * My Linked In profile * My profile * My profile Puzzles I’ve Written * Geocaching puzzles Puzzles I’ve Solved * Geocaching puzzles (solved and found) What Happened to ePeterso1? ePeterso1 was a horrible experiment gone wrong that had to be hunted down and killed before he claimed the lives of any more innocent victims. Most of the bugs that caused ePeterso1 to go haywire have been corectted in ePeterso2.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I decided to try creating a few Gryptics with geocaching words in them. It’s not easy to do! But after many hours of frustration, I managed to make 4 of them, and used them for a geocache: Gryptics – a puzzle cache .

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