When I started this project in early 2023, I hadn’t been in much of a mood to create bigger puzzles and so I decided to focus on minis for a change. In particular, I set up some constraints and then got to work.

First the constraints:

  • Each puzzle is to be a 5x5 mini with no blocks
  • The top left letter of the first puzzle would be an A and then each subsequent puzzle would follow alphabetically
  • 1-Across should be something light and enjoyable
  • The first letter of each clue must be the same within each mini, but no Clue Torture™ allowed — the clues have to sound normal

After first creating a post for each mini, I decided to build a microsite-with-a-site on Quid.Pro. This is that site. I will post to the main blog when I add more AlphaMinis so be sure to keep on eye on things there or subscribe to the main RSS feed.


List of AlphaMinis by Top Left Puzzle Letter

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T

List of AlphaMinis by First Letter of Clues

A - B - C - D - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - P - Q - R - S - V - W - X