If you think about it, this is really just five mini-puzzles clumped together: the four corners plus the middle bit. So, for those who like to care about these sorts of things, there were four distinct seed entries. I'll leave that proof up to the reader as to where the starting points were for each quadrant.
Got a crazy busy week lined up. Going to see Thom Yorke with Liz on Thursday. Going to see Pissed Jeans on Saturday. My sister's up for some yoga conference thigny so she'll be bopping around. But you don't care about that crap. Where's the puzzle stuff? Right: The Boston Crossword Tournament is this Sunday. For those Bay-Staters, or those insane enough to make it a road trip, you have no excuse. Selling points: puzzles from me and Joon Pahk, appearances by Will Shortz and Ryan & Brian, stuffy dark Harvard auditorium. What are you waiting for? Go register now!
Also, thanks to all who were able to contribute last week. The randomly selected donor who receives a copy of "Diagramless" is Lee Sammons of Denver, CO. Congrats, Lee.
Share the puzzle. New one on Wednesday.