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18 puzzles with answers that float outside the grid

The solution to some crosswords requires you to think outside the box.

Click any thumbnail or date below to see how they work.

The constructors who can't stay within the lines:

Elise Corbin Ruth B. Margolin Oliver Roeder Trenton Charlson Amanda Chung Karl Ni Morton J. Mendelson Jeff Chen Timothy Polin Eric Berlin Mark MacLachlan Andrew Ries Tom McCoy Kameron Austin Collins Brendan Emmett Quigley Sean Dobbin Kevan Choset David Kwong Randolph Ross

The 5 most recent grids:

Thu 2/2/2023
READANALISLES
EYRESOHONAOMI
DECKCHAIRSTOUT
EACHITTY
ESSRASPWORDED
APEMANHAIROXI
TAMEDHYSTERICS
ARIABASISIDES
WENTALLINSCALE
AMAROTCPEERIN
YELLOWSARDENT
AUNTRIAL
BEADSINGENERAL
AMPLENOUSIOWA
ASTERSTETAILS
Thu 9/15/2022
EBBSTERRIMALA
CUJOINCANIMIN
REELNOSWIMMING
UNCORKSEMAILER
TSOCRUEYAY
EPIATTAMVP
GOODNEWSWELTED
GONEMOIRAAONE
OHSNAPNEGATIVE
TREOVERLYS
MAVARTSICE
IRONBARSPARTAN
SOLASTYEARISLE
SMUGUMAMISEAS
YAMSRELICPAST
Thu 3/31/2022
ATEDBRAHEHIMO
HOARPARESOPED
OUSTISLASMANE
RTTEACHERMEDUS
ASSENTNOFAT
TNUTFORESTS
ACEHORSEPGATOU
FOGTEALSIMAMS
OBAMARATONLEA
OBLETSNOPARKIN
TSELIOTPELE
TOYOUNIPPLE
CEMANDRYMARTIN
AVOWBABARIRON
SELAATARICANI
ERDYMENDSEPSO
Thu 5/20/2021
ENIDMOISTAWLS
LIFEALICELION
MAYAIDIOTELLA
EPONYMSREGULAR
REUSEASSSTIFF
SECSIXFEETAAS
PAPCOPSESML
ALTAUNDERCHAT
DECRYFIONA
ASHTREESPYSWAP
MISTYELISA
BRYNSEAMYORZO
SEDGESCIORDER
AARGHLESALTAR
RIISESORIAL
Thu 6/25/2020
BEAVGUYSODES
ATTICAREALOPE
GAVELWILTSNIT
WORKSLIKEACH
POPSOYAINT
LIONELIOTAIAN
ALLYBLONDEBOZO
SPINYCUDPANAM
MACYWHISTLEBLO
ANEAHOTHAZIER
HALOCAYNAE
GOOUTONALIMB
MARTPONEALIEN
OHSOETTATORSO
SUESDEERCAPN

The complete set:

DateAuthorTitle
Thu Feb 2, 2023Elise Corbin
Thu Sep 15, 2022Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Thu Mar 31, 2022Oliver Roeder
Thu May 20, 2021Trenton Charlson
Thu Jun 25, 2020Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Thu Feb 7, 2019Morton J. Mendelson
Thu Sep 6, 2018Jeff Chen
Thu Dec 14, 2017Timothy Polin
Sun Aug 13, 2017Eric BerlinTHE MAGIC SHOW
Thu Dec 22, 2016Mark MacLachlan
Thu Jan 7, 2016Andrew J. Ries
Sun May 31, 2015Tom McCoyMAKING PROJECTIONS
Thu May 14, 2015Kameron Austin Collins
Thu May 16, 2013Brendan Emmett Quigley and Elizabeth Donovan
Thu Apr 19, 2012Sean Dobbin
Sat Apr 1, 2006Kevan Choset and David Kwong
Thu Jun 23, 2005Courtenay Crocker III
Thu Dec 8, 1994Randolph Ross