Puzzle 103 – “It’s Elemental”

puz here / pdf here / solution here

The school year has just ended here (#summermode, yall)… so here’s a puzzle made for the school year. It says a lot about my workplace that our equivalent of a field day doesn’t just include kickball and dodgeball and such, but also things like speed chess and, this year, a crossword competition. I constructed this puzzle for that event and watched a team of sophomores slowly and methodically crush it (to the mild chagrin of the junior and senior teams).

The theme is straightforward, if a touch unexciting, and it’s clued a touch easier than most on this site. Still, it was fun to share this weird thing that I do with students. Favorite clue: 62-Across, no doubt, with 49-Down a close second.

Happy solving, yall. Comments welcomed. Hope you enjoy.


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  1. Seattle Derek May 30, 2023 — 4:52 pm

    I like your puzzles quite a bit because they are always straightforward, no BS clues or answers, and they are educational and entertaining. Keep up the great work!

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