This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Edge, Safari, or Firefox for best results.

Scott Hogan author page

3 puzzles by Scott Hogan
with Jeff Chen comments

TotalDebutLatestCollabs
37/10/20222/25/20243
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3000000
DebutFresh
3053%
Scott Hogan
Puzzles constructed by Scott Hogan by year
Sun 2/25/2024 Special Treatment
ASKSWETCCTVHEAVES
CHIASINEOREOUMPIRE
DIDNTMISSABEATHORNED
CADDIEUSEACEDJENNA
MADEARASHDECISION
CICEROREINERSEW
SOSOVOILANORISK
KNOWTHEDRILLELISHA
ASSERTYAPEEYORETON
CRIMPSONEONDWELT
EPEELOSTMYTOUCHIPAS
MOLDSSEOULGEODES
IREPREYONADASONOMA
LESSEEGAVEMETHENOD
TWOCARVALETRIND
KIAROTATECOPSTO
SAWRIGHTTHROUGHME
CRASSNEARCNNBRAISE
AMNIOSSTANDCORRECTED
RINGUPTACOAMIEHEAD
SCANTYSTEMPEGEMMY
Sun 4/23/2023 Punctuation Matters
OFTSPATBARONHABLA
PLEARAGUALOHAAPLUS
AIRGUITARPLAYSATRICK
HRREPTINTORAREINKS
STANDSINTHEWAYCOLD
TOOINSTLENSCAP
JERKSAROUNDMIDUSE
ABUKERRSCAMAORTA
DOSEDFALLSOUTOFFAVOR
EYELEVELAWARELITER
ACERLWORDLOEB
CSPANDAFOEGOPLACES
BATSFIVEHUNDREDDRAWL
FREESEARLNAESMAE
FORHENBEARSINMIND
SNIFTERGLAMROE
LOCSPLANTSEVIDENCE
SMIZESHOTSOMEUTAHN
PUZZLESOVERDARKHUMOR
ONEILSTENOAIDAPESO
TIDESNODTOSLITDEN

My son is obsessed with "Grizzy and the Lemmings." I don't get it, but he and his classmates have these hilarious conversations about how much they hate that darn grizzly. BEAR'S IN their collective MIND, indeed, and it's even given me a chance to teach Jake about the different meaning of the word "bear."

My son bears this show in min at every chance he gets

I also favored FALLS OUT OF FAVOR, switching meanings from "plummet" to "season after summer." Although I've seen this change of meaning many times before, this particular implementation worked well.

And the coup de grace: such an apt way to conclude this theme: the PUZZLE'S OVER!

BATS FIVE HUNDRED might be confusing to the sportsball-haters out there. Baseball is my least favorite of the major sports, but a friend of mine assures me that "batting five hundred" — getting a hit five hundred out of every thousand at-bats — is a term batted around. Impossible dream, considering that batting even four hundred is extremely rare, but a person can field such dreams.

It was fun to read about the DARK HUMOR that unifies Katie and Scott. Also fun to have AIR GUITAR appropriately next to PLAYS A TRICK.

I wasn't wild about the theme, since there are so many possibilities for an S to be turned into an apostrophe S, plus several of them didn't change meaning much (PLAY as a verb is similar to PLAY as a noun, for instance), but that PUZZLES OVER conclusion gave me many smizes.

Sun 7/10/2022 Movin' On Up
ROFLAWEDTREATTEMPT
OURSCALERASTAANAIS
STUDFARMSAZTECBRINK
ARILIMITSEEOOLONGS
OTHOURIAHREBRAND
BASPANICBADRIP
TEARSATEDAMBROUHAHA
ARTDECODENIMOCTAGON
DOORSTOPSOLEMNELOPE
SSNSNUGNATOCRONES
STURIBNOTHIS
CATNAPGARBOHHIWAS
ARIALSENIORSENDHELP
RESPECTTAXEDAURELIA
LATESHOWRITARAILCAR
ASHIRANIGHTFLO
EVILEYEGENUSTOMB
HASIDICAWLAMUSEEAU
OREOSOHGEEBARCRAWLS
SCALAUBERSINGACASE
ESSAYPORESTEEDEGAD
XWord Info Home
XWord Info © 2007-2024, Jim Horne
51 ms