In 2010 I was asked to make a one-off, 20-puzzle set of fun, accessible “Tuesday-level” puzzles. I love making early-in-the-week puzzles. And the timing was good: my sketchbook was full of new ideas just waiting to become crosswords.

After the set was published, an odd thing happened. Folks wrote in, asking: “Thanks for the set . . . we want more puzzles.” The emails piled up. Neighbors knocked on my door.

Pretty soon it became clear — either I make more puzzles, or slink around the apartment and not answer the door! That’s when Crossword Nation was born. To satisfy a thirst for good Tuesday-level puzzles, I’d hand-craft a weekly crossword to be published within days of creation. We’d break the old media model of warehousing puzzles for months or years.

In June of 2011 we launched our first Crossword Nation puzzle. 353 weeks later, we’re still going strong!

At Crossword Nation, we use the farm-to-table model made popular by farmers’ markets. Our puzzles are delivered at the peak of freshness and served to you with loving care. Each week we present a new themed puzzle for your solving pleasure.

If you’re interested in high-quality puzzles, please join our Crossword Nation family by subscribing to the weekly puzzle. You’ll receive a brand-new crossword every Tuesday.

If you’re a digital solver, we got you covered. Puzzle packs of previously-published crosswords are available via our digital partners at Stand Alone.

Solve for a relaxing challenge; or use our brainteasers to train for your next crossword tournament. Our puzzles are fun, accessible and sure to make you smile! Thank you for visiting, and see you at the grid.

Cruciverbally yours,

Liz Gorski