A nice puzzle book from last year that sort of fell through the cracks was recently brought back to my attention, and I gotta say I've rather enjoyed it. It's Shawn Kennedy's "Bull's Eye Puzzles." Longtime Games magazine subscribers probably remember the form that I'm pretty sure Will Shortz invented, but don't quote me on that one. The rules are simple: each puzzle has 15 questions that all involve wordplay of some sort. These can be anagrams, deletions, containers, homophones, you name it. You cross those answers out as you solve them and the leftover words combine to form a quotation. That's it. Now the reason I really liked the book is that the puzzles are capital-E Easy and capital-E Entertaining. The easy puzzle that doesn't insult your intelligence, my friends, is a very difficult task to pull off. So yeah, you can crank through two or three of them in a couple of minutes still have enough time to look at your watch and say "do I have time for one more?" Chances are, the answer is "yes."
As for today's puzzle ... you can probably guess the seed entries. And despite the (gasp!) 21 three-letter entries, I've been told this one's a beast. Hopefully I walked it back a bit. Enjoy.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.