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Hot Air Buffoon!

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  Hello again! Here's a puzzle that comes with a disclaimer: there is foul language here! Ok, you've been warned, please proceed at your own risk. As always, thank you to my test solvers for vetting this one. I hope you enjoy the solve! Sound off in the comments if you feel so inclined, or hit me up on  Twitter . I always appreciate constructive feedback!  Image by brgfx  on Freepik puz  |  ipuz  |  PDF  |  solution Matt's Musings Well, shit! I'm glad you made it through the muck and I hope you found some enjoyment in this "colorful" theme. It's not altogether easy making a puzzle with foul language, because every solver has a different idea of what constitutes a thing as derogatory or offensive. I am definitely of the mindset that some crass words and wordplay can be used to inject humor into a puzzle. This probably won't be my only one that skews a little risqué, so I hope you didn't find it too off-putting. My favorite clue is 18-A and

Doh! Nuts!

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Surprise! I wasn't planning to post more than one puzzle a month, but sometimes inspiration strikes and I can't restrain myself. I hope you enjoy the puzzle! Sorry to all the .puz-heads who have to suffer through a "boring" black-and-white grid. The rest of you get to enjoy the festive colors! Given the spontaneity of this puzzle I'm going live without any test solving, so if you catch any mistakes please let me know. Sound off in the comments if you feel so inclined, or hit me up on  Twitter . I always appreciate constructive feedback!  puz  |  ipuz  |  PDF  |  solution Matt's Musings A toast to all my August birthday buddies! There's a point in life where getting older just feels like getting old, and I think I'm creeping into that territory. Time is flying these days, due in no small part to watching my young children grow up so fast! I hope you enjoyed this calorie-free birthday donut... and yes, I think birthday donuts are a perfectly s

Now We're Cooking!

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First, thank you to my amazing test solvers: Seth Cohen, Katie Hale, Susan Stanislawski, Tina Vozick, Bob White, and others who wish to remain anonymous. The puzzle would not be the same without their invaluable feedback. Now, without further ado, I hope you find some enjoyment in this puzzle! Sound off in the comments if you feel so inclined. You can also hit me up on Twitter . I always appreciate constructive feedback!  puz  |  ipuz  |  PDF  |  solution Matt's Musings Whew! Glad you made it through. Thank you so much for solving my very first blog puzzle! I hope you enjoyed this one. I was spinning my wheels trying to kick this off with a straight themeless, but in the end I decided to add a short quip which I thought was appropriate for the launch. Since I generally dislike "quip" puzzles, I tried to make this play more like a themeless, coming in at 71 words (thanks to the asymmetry). I am especially happy to have squeezed in a few colorful long entries with