Sallies Puzzle #21 (Merry Christmas!)


Mr. O'Brien, Crossword Editor

Merry Christmas, solvers!

This week’s puzzle is a bit out there, breaking many crossword construction rules. The darker colored squares are the equivalent of black blocks in other puzzles. So you’re solving the ‘tree’ (except for the ‘ornaments’), and the two ‘presents’. The ‘sky’ is completely decorative. There’s also a lot of (possibly annoying) Christmas-related clues. So, while I apologize for a possibly un-smooth solving experience, I hope the gimmick is fun.

Have a great Christmas! More puzzles coming in 2022!

– Mr. O’Brien